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Maḥmūd Kaʿti b. al-Ḥājj al-Mutawakkil Kaʿti al-Kurminī al-Tinbuktī al-Waʿkurī (or -Waʿqurī)
(653 words)

d. 1 Muḥarram 1002/27 September 1593.

Sources

T. Sūdān, 211/ TSE, 260; T. Fattāsh, passim; EI (2), iv, 754; GAL S II, 717; Hunwick (2002).

Biography

His life is ill documented. A Soninke by origin, whose paternal great-grandfather appears to have migrated from Spain, he found favour with Askiya Dāwūd (reg. 1549-83), and ended his life as qāḍī of Tindirma, a town at the southern end of L. Fati between modern Niafounke and Goundam. The town was also the seat of the viceroy for the western provinces of Songhay, the Kur…

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“Maḥmūd Kaʿti b. al-Ḥājj al-Mutawakkil Kaʿti al-Kurminī al-Tinbuktī al-Waʿkurī (or -Waʿqurī)”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 17 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40001_5_1>
First published online: 2016



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