The name of this small town is variously written Bou Djebiha, Bousbehay and Boûdjbéha, and it lies some 220 km. north-northeast of Timbuktu and 100 km south-east of Arawān. It was founded by Sī. Muḥammad al-Sūqī at the time Muḥammad w. Raḥḥāl was chief of all the Barābīsh (mid-18th cent.). In the early twentieth century the population was some 300 persons, made up of Kel al-Sūq scholars, some Barabish and Ḥarāṭīn. In 1920 Marty described it as having only 15-20 houses not in ruins, and a population of no more than fifty; the population in 2001 was about the same.
Scholars Of Bū Jubayha(147 words)
Cite this page“Scholars Of Bū Jubayha”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40004_3>
First published online: 2016
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