Largest island (40 ha) of one of the small archipelagos of the Atlantic coast of southern Morocco opposite the port of Essaouira (originally also an island), which is presumably identical with the insulae purpurariae (Plin. HN 6,201; 203), on which Iuba  II established dyeing workshops. In the 7th cent., as evidenced by ceramics found (some with Phoenician graffiti!), Phoenicians founded a trading post there, which existed until the end of the 6th cent. BC.
Africa (with map)
E. Lipiński, s.v. M., DCPP, 296