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Sultan Timimoune Souleymane, builder of the city of Zinder, capital of Damagaram Kingdom


Volume 73, Issue 1, June 2024, Pages 16–24

 Sultan Timimoune Souleymane, builder of the city of Zinder, capital of Damagaram Kingdom

MALAM ISSOUFOU Djardaye1 and KASSOU Maman2

1 FSE, Andre Salifou University, Zinder, Niger
2 FLSH, Andre Salifou University, Zinder, Niger

Original language: English

Copyright © 2024 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Born in the first half of the 18th century, Damagaram was an appendage of Borno until the accession of Tanimoune Dari to power in 1851. This energetic, daring sovereign and fine diplomat took decisions which allowed him to create the Independent state of Damagaram, starting with the capital, Zinder. To write this article we first read the scientific writings on this kingdom. Then, we used documents from colonial archives and information collected following our field survey. This article shows that the sovereign Tanimoune was an exemplary, courageous and daring statesman who knew how to build a city which acquired great fame. This city emerged thanks to the different districts that this sovereign created. These are the Birni, Zongo and Grain Malam districts. The Birni district symbolizes the independence of Damagaram. The Zongo district symbolizes commerce and the Garin Malam district refers to the «modernization of Islam which has become the state religion.

Author Keywords: Zinder, Birni district, Zongo district, Garin Malam district, Sultan Tanimoune.


How to Cite this Article


MALAM ISSOUFOU Djardaye and KASSOU Maman, “Sultan Timimoune Souleymane, builder of the city of Zinder, capital of Damagaram Kingdom,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 16–24, June 2024.