Fouta Djallon


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Fou·ta Djal·lon

also Fu·ta Jal·lon  (fo͞o′tə jə-lōn′, fo͞o′tä jä-lôN′)
A mountainous region of northwest Guinea. It is the source of the headwaters of the Gambia, Niger, and Senegal Rivers.
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It also used as reference the African Union's Monitoring and Management Indicators for the Fouta Djallon Highlands Natural Resources and Environment (ICO-AU 2011).
In 1818, the young French explorer Gaspard Mollien ducked into a thicket of trees in the remote Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea, praying that no local Fula tribesmen would see him and kill him for entering their sacred wood.
Non-wood Forest Benefits and Agroforestry Practices in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea.
Le pays doit son nom au fleuve qui le borde a l'est et au nord et qui prend sa source dans le Fouta Djallon en Guinee.
The country is divided into four geographic regions: a narrow coastal belt (Lower Guinea); the pastoral Fouta Djallon highlands (Middle Guinea); the northern savannah (Upper Guinea); and a southeastern rainforest region (Forest Guinea).