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Scholars Of The Iguellad
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See Norris (1975), Ch. X, Marty (1920-1), i, 251. The Iguellad are a confederation of Arabo-Berber origin, now Tuaregized and semi-nomadic in a radius of about 150 km from Timbuktu north of the river Niger. They are a clerical group and serve as spiritual advisors to Tuareg groups such as the Tādmekkat and the Tengueregif. The Iguellad consist of the Kel Antasar, the Kel Awsa and the Cheurfig. The Kel Antasar claim descent from Muḥammad Quṭb b. Muḥammad b. Yanfaʿ who became chief of the Kel Antasar settlements in Atlaq (N. of Timbuktu) in the early 17th century.

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Muḥammad (b…

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“Scholars Of The Iguellad”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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