Kaabu oral history project
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The Empire of kaabu was the westernmost portion of the Manding empire, better known to Europeans as the Mali Empire. It is generally known that the Manding Empire arose in about the mid-13th century and at its maximum extent it stretched from east of the Niger Buckle to the Atlantic Ocean on the west. What is less generally known is that there was a western remnant of the Manding empire which survived down to the middle of the 19th century; this was the Kaabu Empire.