- Babacar Mbodji I of Gandiaye
King Babacar Mbodji I is currently the king or "bour" (in 2004) of the Kingdom of
Gandiayein Kaolack, Senegal. He is tributary under King Mbaye Badiane Iof Saloumin the system of the indigenous royalty of Senegal. He was enthroned at Gandiaye on a mat of reeds to succeed his predecessor, King Ibrahima Mbodji I, as the latest in a line of kings from the 11th century, when the King of Saloum created the first one. The King of Gandiaye is locally believed to be protected by special pangoolspirits, in the religion of the Sereerpeople.
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