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Scholars Of Bū Jubayha
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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 . 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.

Zayn al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b…

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“Scholars Of Bū Jubayha”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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