BONDU , aFrench
See also:protectorate in West Africa, dependent on the colony of
See also:Senegal . Bondu lies between the Faleme
See also:river and the upper course of the
See also:Gambia, that is between 13° and 15° N., and 12° and 13° W . The
See also:country is an elevated
See also:plateau, with hills in the
See also:southern and central parts . These are generally unproductive, and covered with stunted
See also:wood; but the
See also:lower country is fertile, and finely clothed with the
See also:baobab, the
See also:tamarind and various valuable fruit-trees Bondu is traversed by torrents, which flow rapidly during the rains but are empty in the dry
See also:season, such streams being known in this
See also:part of West Africa as marigots . The inhabitants are mostly
See also:Fula, though the
See also:trade is largely in the hands of Mandingos . The religion and
See also:laws of the country are
See also:Mahommedan, though the precepts of that faith are not very rigorously observed . Mungo
See also:Park, the first
See also:European traveller to visit the country, passed through Bondu in 1795, and had to submit to many exactions from the reigning
See also:prince . The royal residence was then at Fatteconda; but when Major W .
See also:Gray, a
See also:British officer who attempted to solve the Niger problem, visited Bondu in 1818 it had been removed to Bulibani, a small
See also:town, with about 3000 population, surrounded by a strong
See also:wall . In
See also:August 1845 the
See also:king of Bondu signed a treaty recognizing French
See also:sovereignty over his country . The treaty was disregarded by the natives, but in 1858 Bondu came definitely under French
See also:control . The country has since enjoyed Considerable prosperity (see SENEGAL) .
See A . Ranson, Le Bondou: etude de geographie et d'histoire soudaniennes de 1681 d nos jours (
See also:Bordeaux, 1894) .
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