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S̲h̲aṭṭ
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(a.), lit. “bank, margin of a piece of water”, Fr. Form Chott, also in English conventionally Shott, a geographical term used in the high plains of the Mag̲h̲rib and the northern Sahara for the saline pasturages surrounding a sabk̲h̲a [q.v.]. It has often been confused with this latter term, especially in toponomy of the colonial period, hence one must be very careful when one meets the term. Thus there are found on the high plains the S̲h̲aṭṭ Tigrīn in Morocco; in Algeria, from west to east, the S̲h̲aṭṭ al-G̲h̲arbī, the vast Chott e…

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Callot, Y., “S̲h̲aṭṭ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6868>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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