Durbar!

From Emergent Africa Mon Dec 10 2012, 07:56:00

A glimpse of Nigeria's Durbar in nomad4now:

Image courtesy of nomad4now

In the long history of a military parade, the origin of the word, durbar, comes from Urdu, darbār, (dar meaning door and bār meaning entry or audience.) In Nigeria, the Durbar dates back 200 years when horses were used in warfare to protect the Emirate. Each noble household was expected to defend the Emirate by forming a regiment. Once a year, the regiments would gather for a military parade to demonstrate allegiance to the Fulani ruler, by showcasing their horsemanship, readiness for war, and loyalty.A resplendent march:

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