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Figuig
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(Ar. Fad̲j̲īd̲j̲ ), a group of seven ḳsūr isolated in the south-east of Morocco and surrounded on three sides by the Algerian frontier. It is situated | to the east of the d̲j̲abal Grūz at the meeting point of the Sahara Atlas and the Sahara plateau, in a broad hollow 850-900 metres in altitude (long. 1° 15′ W., lat. 32° 5′). The seven ḳṣur fall into three groups: al-Ūdāg̲h̲īr, al-ʿAbīd, Awlād Slīmān and al-Maïzz to the north-west, the two Ḥammām (Fūḳānī and Taḥtānī) to the north-east, and Zenāga, the most important, two kilometres to the south. Zenāga, whi…

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Despois, J., “Figuig”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2362>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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