“Mande Kaba,” the Capital of Mali: A Recent Invention?

@article{Green1991MandeKT,
  title={“Mande Kaba,” the Capital of Mali: A Recent Invention?},
  author={Kathryn L. Green},
  journal={History in Africa},
  year={1991},
  volume={18},
  pages={127 - 135}
}
  • K. Green
  • Published 1991
  • History
  • History in Africa
Historians who work in certain diaspora areas of the Mande people are frequently told by Mandekan speakers that their ancestors came from “Mande Kaba” (Kaaba). When reporting this, they usually then proceed to explain that Kaba is the Mande term for the French-named town of Kangaba, capital of the Mali empire. However, in my work on the precolonial state of Kong in northeastern Côte d'Ivoire, it became important to question exactly what this phrase means in the context of oral traditions and… 
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