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Bassar is the seat of the Bassar King, and just outside the town, up a small dirt track, you can find the Royal Palace. The lion used a decoration on the outside walls symbolises power.

The role of the king is to look after the land and sort out problems. People would come to the king to ask advice about intermarriage between tribes. His Kingdom stretches across all the Bassar area ? about 500 people.

The late king had five wives who all had to leave the palace with their children when the king died. Royalty is not hereditary in the same way that it is in the West. There is no-one living in the palace at the present.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2007
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