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Scholars Of The Kel Inukundar
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The Kel Inukundar are a fraction of the Iguellad, and are “clerical” nomads who live by themselves. They are said to have arrived in the Middle Niger area during the “Maghsharan Tuareg” period (1434-68). They dug the well of Inu Kundar, 75 km north-east of Tintouhoun and pillaged their neighbours until Askiya al-ḥājj Muḥammad subdued them. They then renounced arms and assumed clerical functions. Before the colonial period they lived to the north of the Niger and in Tagant. They subsequently moved to between Timbuktu and Goundam. In the early twen…

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“Scholars Of The Kel Inukundar”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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