History of Dori

Dori is located between two very large barrages (stream barriers). One barrage is very old, and the other one is under construction. (It should be finished in 2005.) There are also other slightly smaller barrages that form all over town during the rainy seasons. They make Dori a difficult place to navigate in the rainy season. Sand is another obstacle encountered when moving around in Dori. It is difficult to ride your bike through the sand during the dry season.

Several languages are spoken in Dori. Most people speak Fulfulde (the language of Africa's Fulani societies),