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Jarir b. Atiya poet from Arabia (d728)
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Taken from: Al-Jahiz: Al-Fakhar al-Sudan min al-Abyadh (the prides of blacks over the whites)
He attests of the Zanj; He is one of the first to use the name.

Jarir ibn al-Khatafi who mocked the Taghlib tribe in the verses:
Don't try to look for worthy people among the maternal uncles of a Taghlib person;
Because even the Zanj have nobler uncles then they.
 
Under: the most famous African warrior: Antar (and his wife)