Nioumamilima

Nioumamilima is a village on the island of Grande Comore (Ngazidja) in the Comoros.

Nioumamilima
Badjini Est
Village
Motto(s): 
11°51C
Country Comoros
IslandGrande Comore
Chief of the villageMLINDE MBAMA
Government
 • MaireDr MHADJI Abdourazak
Population
 (2008)
 • Total3,000
 • Metro density5,000/sq mi (5,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Many inhabitants of this village were removed to larger cities where Arabs had settled. The main objective of this move was to teach them Islam and Islamic philosophy. Comorian historians attribute these teachings to either Iranians or Shirazis. After this schooling, the villagers returned to Nioumamilima and built Koranic schools and mosques. The locals called them village fighters. The village now includes 27 mosques and 5 Koranic schools.

It is one of the most agriculturally prosperous areas in the Badjini region, producing crops which include vanilla and cloves. In 2014, there were more than 500 young people involved in the agricultural sector. Some have preferred to leave school to invest in agriculture. According to the 2008 census, the village had a population of 3000.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comoros: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 30 March 2011.[dead link]

Coordinates: 11°51′S 43°26′E / 11.850°S 43.433°E / -11.850; 43.433