Youga Dogorou is one of the Dogon villages in Mali. It is one of the Youga group of villages, the others being Youga Piri and Youga Na. The village is about 12km northeast of Banani.[1][2]

Status in Dogon religion

Main article: Dogon religion

Youga Dogorou is where the sacred Sigi festival—one of the most important Dogon religious festivals—takes place every 60 years. The long procession of the Sigi starts and ends in Youga Dogorou.[2][3][4] The last Sigi festival took place in 1967 and lasted until in 1973. The next one is due to take place in 2027 (as of 2020).[5][2]

Like the other Youga villages, it is built on a small hill opposite the falaise. The village also host some well-preserved Tellem architecture.[2][6]


  1. ^ Velton, Ross; Geels, Jolijn (edited, compiled and illustrated by Jolijn Geels); Mali: The Bradt Travel Guide, Bradt Travel Guides, (2004), p. 198, ISBN 9781841620770 (retrieved March 13, 2020) [1]
  2. ^ a b c d Velton, Ross, Mali: The Bradt Safari Guide, Bradt Travel Guides (2009), pp. 192, 207, ISBN 9781841622187 (retrieved March 13, 2020) [2]
  3. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul; Petit Futé, Mali 2012/2013 Petit Futé, p. 221, ISBN 9782746956384 (retrieved March 13, 2020) [3]
  4. ^ Dolo, Sékou Ogobara, (cont. Catherine Clément, Dominique-Antoine Grisoni), La mère des masques: un Dogon raconte, Seuil (2002), p.71, ISBN 9782020411332
  5. ^ Adjaye, Joseph K., Time in the Black Experience (Issue 167 of Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, ISSN 0069-9624), Greenwood Publishing Group (1994), p. 92, ISBN 9780313291180 (retrieved March 3, 2020) [4]
  6. ^ Potoski, Antonin, Les Cahiers dogons, POL Editeur, p. 121, ISBN 9782818011843 (retrieved March 13, 2020) [5]

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