One may think that the name Nioro Kabada is new but it is better said that discussions about the name is what is new. It has turned up to be a very interesting topic of discussion on the social page of niorokabada.org.

Narrated history has it that the original inhabitants of Nioro have carried the name Nioro with them dating back to their days in Senegal.
Part of the history reveals that the NIORONKAS (people of Nioro) settled in a village in Kiang Central and referred to the settlement as Nioro Engelleh. The term Engelleh in their dialect means English. They used the term referring to the Gambia due to it colonization by the British/English people. Therefore Nioro Engelleh means Nioro in Gambia.

Few years later they moved to the Cassamance Region of Senegal and named their new settlement as Nioro Fransi. Again the term Fransi was and is still used to refer to the French. Senegal is considered Fransi because of the French Colonialism.

Sometime later the popular migrants of Nioro eventually came to settle in Kiang West and named the new village as Nioro Jattaba. This time the villagers choosed to add to Nioro the name Jattaba, which is the village that served as the host of the new settlers of Nioro Jattaba.

It could be noted that the most permanent and solid name of the village on the spot light here is NIORO. However the idea linking Nioro with the word/name Kabada is inevitable as Kabada itself is widely considered a region containing the entire Fulladu in which Nioro is part of.

Analysts say the bringing up of what seems to be a new name for the village (Nioro Kabada) is a suggestion to tighten grip on the origin of her people.
The fore fathers of all the Nioro villages are predominantly farmers and herdsmen who always migrate from one place to another in search of pasture for their cattle. They are so complacent and non committal to the hosts of any of their new settlements.

Author Ebrima Bah (EFA)
http://www.niorokabada.org

Do you know that the lead founder of Nioro Jattaba Village is called BaJabel Bah? What dou you know about him? Is there any of his photos available?

Alikaloship in Nioro Jattaba.

Several Stages of leadership transition have taken place among the people of Nioro when they migrate from “Nioro Fransi” in Senegal to Nioro Jattaba located between the villages of Sankandi and Jattaba in Kiang.
Bajabel Bah, one of the founding fathers of the village maintained the Alikaloship, a position he held far before the “Nioronkas” (people of Nioro) chosed to migrate to Nioro Jattaba making him the first Alikalo among them to serve in the most engaging environment in Gambian politics.
When he passed away some years later, Kebba Adam Bah alias Bakebba who was his favorite successor among his sons returned the “Tax Book” to Darboe Bah better known as Badaboe another member of the founding fathers to choose a successor. Bakebba said he couldn’t take up the job due to his engagements on the farms, family matters and business.
Badarboe called Momodou Isata Bah also called BaSawaye Astay who was his eldest son to consider handling the position but he was also not interested. Basawaye gave a similar excuse with that of Bakebba and further went ahead to suggest for Badaboe to entrust the Alikaloship to Badataru Bah. According to Basawaye, Badataru was a right candidate to take over from Bademba. “He is well respected and feared by the women and the Mandinka neighbourhood”, he convinced Badarboe.
Badarboe finally handed the “Tax Book” to Badataru who in the long run delegated responsibilities to BaAmadou Bah, one of his sons. After the demise of Badataru, Ba Amadou returned the Alkaloship to Basawaye.
Basawaye was still not interested in leadership. He inturn entrusted the Alikaloship to Alhagie Ebrima Bah popularly known as Alhagie Kemo, the current Alikalo of Nioro. He delegates several functions to Alieu Bah, his junior brother.
Author Ebrima Bah (Efa)
NB: Some facts in the story are collected from Audio Achieves (interviews) kept by Ebrima Sey or Ebrima Padoh.

Hello and welcome to Kibarugisarre. “Kibarugisarre” meaning Hometown News in Fulani language is a page I dedicate entirely for publishing information about the village of Nioro Jattaba indeed my hometown. The blog is established to complement the ongoing documentary of the history of the founding fathers of the village, their family tree and their relationship with the neighbourhood in Kiang (Gambia), and Dator , Kabada and Njambakuta (Gambia and Senegal).

This page evolved in conjunction to our village website, www.niorokabada.org . It is therefore part of the lineup syllabus to extend focus to look at issues such as History, Culture, Business, Sports and Arts, Politics, Education, and Entertainment among other topics touching on the inhabitants of Nioro and its surrounding in the past, present and future.

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Ebrahim