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Subject: Jarawa, Diawara
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Jawara is the English transcription of a surname of Manding origin (the French transcription is Diawara). Notable people with the name include:

  • Augusta Jawara (1924-1981), a Gambian nurse, playwright and activist for women's rights
  • Bomba Jawara, a Sierra Leonean politician
  • Dawda Jawara (born 1924), former prime minister and president of Gambia
  • Jali Musa Jawara (aka Djeli Moussa Diawara; born 1962), a Guinean musician

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