Definitions for "Abdul Injai"
Abdul Injai or Abdoul Ndaiye was a Muslim Wolof mercenary in colonial Portuguese GuineaPortuguese Guinea was the name for what is today Guinea-Bissau from 1446 to September 10, 1974 at the turn of the 20th century. Born in the neighboring West African country of Senegal, Abdul Injai initially came to notice while assisting in the punitive military missions of Portuguese colonialists Oliveira Musanty and Teixeira Pinto, from 1905 to 1915.Bowman, Joye L. Abdul Njai: Ally and Enemy of the Portuguese in Guinea-Bissau, 1895-1919, Journal of African History 27 (3); 463-479, 1986 This was the beginning of a Portuguese campaign against the animist tribes of the interior, with the help of the indigenous coastal Islamic population.