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L'île de la Grande Comore entre guerriers et milices coloniales (VIIIe-XXe siècles)

Abstract : Comoros archipelago and especially Grande Comore island, had experienced in the early stages of their settlement, the presence of a warrior society which had been in place, since the eighth century AD to the annexation of Archipelago by France colonialists in the late nineteenth century. The brave warriors many of whom were from the nobility chosen according to identified criteria but not permanent. It was during big feasts time that the potential warriors were illustrated. After the ceremony, the boldest could become “king of a generational warrior group.” A song Nyandu, gave rhythm to the ceremony.
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Moussa Said Ahmed. L'île de la Grande Comore entre guerriers et milices coloniales (VIIIe-XXe siècles). Kabaro, revue internationale des Sciences de l'Homme et des Sociétés, L'Harmattan ; Université de La Réunion, 2013, Regard pluriel sur l’Indiaocéanie, VII (10-11), pp.37-49. ⟨hal-03484830⟩



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