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Saʿīd Jeliya b. (Cerno Wocce) Aḥmad b. Siré b. Ḥasan
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known as Seydu Jeliya, b. c. 1830, d. April 1895


Gallieni (1885), Ch. XIX; Robinson (1985), 349; Hanson (1996), 13, 162; CCIM, 186-90 (art. of Bokar N’Diaye).


His ancestry goes back to the Ture lineage of Hayre (Podor) in Futa Toro. His grandfather, Siré had been Almamy of Futa Toro, c. 1823-5. His father Aḥmad had married Jeliya, daughter of Cerno Bismor Lamine Abdoulaye [al-Amīn b. ʿAbd Allāh] of the Sakho lineage of Halaybe, who ran a noted Qurʾānic school at Boghe, and who was a teacher of al-ḥājj ʿUmar. Her mother was the lat…

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“Saʿīd Jeliya b. (Cerno Wocce) Aḥmad b. Siré b. Ḥasan”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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