Senegalese Enclaves in New York City

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732302
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894611 | DOI:
Senegalese Enclaves in New York City

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This chapter addresses the formation process of Senegalese neighborhoods. It identifies three areas with large concentrations of Senegalese people: the enclave in Harlem called “Little Senegal” or “ Little Africa”; the enclave “Fuuta Town” in Brooklyn, which comprises a majority of Haal Pulaar, predominantly from Senegal who are living with co-ethnics from Mauritania, Mali, and Guinea; and the Bronx, where a Senegalese community is now established.

Keywords: community formation; Senegalese neighborhoods; Senegalese immigrants; Bronx; Brooklyn; Harlem

Chapter.  16221 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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