Niagassola

Niagassola
ߢߊ߰ߛߏ߬ߟߊ߫ (N’ko) Nyasola (romanized)
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Niagassola is located in Guinea
Niagassola
Niagassola
Location in Guinea
Coordinates: 12°19′N 9°07′W / 12.317°N 9.117°W / 12.317; -9.117
Country Guinea
RegionKankan Region
PrefectureSiguiri Prefecture
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Niagassola is a town and sub-prefecture in the Siguiri Prefecture in the Kankan Region of north-eastern Guinea.[1] It is located near the border with Mali. It has no electricity and three water pumps.[2]

The town is the home of the world's oldest balafon and an important object for the Mandinka people, the 13th century Sosso-Bala, which has been labeled as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Subprefectures of Guinea". Statoids. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Rothblatt, Raul. "Preserving the Sosso Bala". JumbieRecords.com. Jumpie Records. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  3. ^ "The Cultural Space of 'Sosso-Bala' in Niagassola". UNESCO.org. UNESCO. Retrieved 2007-09-06.

Coordinates: 12°19′N 9°07′W / 12.317°N 9.117°W / 12.317; -9.117

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