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Title:Darbo Jula: The Role of a Mandinka Jula Clan in the Long Distance Trade of the Gambia River and It's Hinterland
Author:Wright, Donald R.
Periodical:African Economic History
Geographic term:West Africa
long-distance trade
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3601138
Abstract:The Darbo Jula, a branch of a larger clan that included warriors and Muslim clerics, existed in a social and economic niche that made up part of the Gambia-Niger commercial axis, itself a segment of the larger Western Sudanic trading network. For success in their commercial operations, these jula relied heavily upon their social and economic integration into the societes in and though which they traded. Such relationship as the Darbo jula fostered among the principals of Gambian commerce seem also to have existed among commercial families and socio-political elites across the trade network of the western savannas. These relationships facilitated the movement and commercial activity of long-distance traders in what once were foreign societes, throughout the Western Sudan. Notes, maps, French abstract.