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Debdū
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, a town in the east of Morocco at the western end of the chalk range which ruus from Tlemcen to Debdū; it is 3528 feet above sea-level (according to De Foucauld), about 85 miles, as the crow flies, from the sea and has a temperate climate. Debdū lies in the upper valley of the Wād Debdū, a tributary to the middle Mulūya on its right bank. “Debdū” says de Foucauld “is built on a delightful site at the foot of the right wall of the valley, which rises sheer upright to a height of 250 feet above the river; it forms a high wall of yellow rock, over which run long creepers with their dark foliage. At the top lies a pl…

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Cour, A., “Debdū”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1852>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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