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History of Soninkeninje and of the Cissé Wagadu Dinasty- Part 1
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In 770, Kayan-Magan Cissé managed to defeat the Maga and founded the Kingdom of Soninkeninje(land of the Soninkes). Soninkeninje was expanded greatly during the reign of Kayan-Magan I, who distributed parts of the conquered lands and spoils among his generals and commanders, ensuring the loyalty and gratitude of the warriors. His great-grandson, Majan Dyabe I favored foreign and domestic trade, lowering taxes on merchants established diplomatic relations with neighboring tribes, expanded the kingdom eastward in search of more and more gold and salt mines.
The expansion eastward in search of more wealth increased the kingdom's treasury, but greatly irritated the local tribes, resulting in continuous military conflicts, but in 838, Dinga I, through successive victories, achieved total control over the gold and salt of that region.
Having resources and the will of the feudal lord in his favor, Dinga II began to expand his kingdom northward and westward in search of more land and riches, until they were barred by the Idrisids, from that point on, trade and diplomatic relations were the means chosen to deal with the Idrisids.
However, Almoravids began to invade the kingdom in 1057, the war ended in 1113, when the Soninke army was being severely defeated by the Almoravids, in Asidonia, when King Dinga V, who had learned a little about Christianity and heard about miraculous apparitions of St. James the Great through a priest named José da Silva, prayed to St. James to assist him, then miraculously St. James appeared and defeated several Almoravid warriors quickly, the king, the feudal lords and Soninke soldiers managed to expel the rest of the Almoravid army.
After this, Dinga agreed to convert to Christianity and was baptized and confirmated by the Bishop of Asidonia. Queen Urraca I of Castile and Leon was the godmother of Baptism and Confirmation, the Pope Paschal II recognized him as king, and sent a crown, mantle, armills, scepter, globus cruciger and a bible, in 1114.
Dinga V left all his concubines and almost all his consorts, he married only one woman, Mebayang of Wolofdul, Wolof Princess, soon after she was baptized. Before baptism and marriage, Mebaiangue had a male child with Dinga V, named Kayan-Magan Cissé Uagadú, who was legitimized after the Royal Marriage Ceremony.
In 1115, the feudal lords had already converted but had difficulties in tolerating the authority of the Church, knowing this, on the day of the coronation, Dinga asked the Bishop to crown him with his feet, to make it evident to everyone that the Church's power is much above that the king's power.
In 1113, Dinga V decreed the end of slavery and ivory extraction and trade, and allowed hunting only for food, there were some uprisings, but they were crushed quickly.
Having a very rich kingdom, the tithes of Dinga V and of his vassals and merchant subjects began to increase the economic power of the Catholic Church, Dinga began to destroy several pagan temples and ordered the construction of parishes on the spot, and funded foreign missionaries to evangelize the Soninke people.
In 1120, Kaya-Magan married Infanta Sancha Raimúndez of Leon and Castile, this marriage signified the definitive entry of the Cissé Uagadú Dynasty into Christendom, and a lasting alliance with the Kingdom of León and Castile.
Both Dinga V and Kayan-Magan V made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to the Archcathedral of Saint James of Compostela.
In 1133, Kayan-Magan V received a coat of arms from the Roman Emperor Lothair III, a field of gold, with a white bordure with blood drops.
In 1136, Bishop Atto of Pistoia, who was canonized in 1605, introduced the Latin alphabet into the Soninke writing.
Kayan-Magan V contributed to the conversion of the kings of the Wolofs, Akans, Fulas and Mandinka peoples, and was successful in marrying his daughters to the kings of these peoples and his sons to the princesses of these same peoples. also gave coats of arms to the kings of these peoples and to the vassals of the own kingdom.
Also participated in the second crusade, defeated the Almohad army and annexed territories.
in 1152, Pope Eugene III visited the Soninkeninje, ordained bishops and made archbishops and talked with the king and his family.
Kayan-Magan V supported the construction of several cathedrals and had in all, 11 children with Queen Sancha of Castile and Leon, one of them, James Cissé Uagadú, Caia-Maga V's firstborn male, succeeded him.
obs:in The Domains of the Potentates and Sons of Ham in Ethiopia, Ethiopia means the entire African continent, except when we talk about the Kingdom of Ethiopia.