Yamma Mosque

Yamma Mosque

The Yaama Mosque is a mosque that was constructed in 1962 in Yaama, a village in the semi-desert region of Niger. Niger is a landlocked sub-Saharan country in Western Africa.

Even after more than 60 years of French colonization that ended in 1960, the area is remarkably untouched by outside influence. Thus, when the village decided to build a Friday mosque in which everyone could gather for prayers, they chose to use traditional methods. Every villager made a contribution; from the landowner who donated the site, to the people who made mud bricks, carried water, and gathered wood.

ee also

*Timeline of Islamic history
*Islamic architecture
*Islamic art
*List of mosques

External links

* [http://www.islamicarchitecture.org/architecture/yamamosque.html Yaama Mosque] - Architectural Review

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