Agadez
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Agadez (in the Aïr mountains, Republic of the Niger), has played an important political, economic, and religious role in central Sahara and central Sudan since the ninth/fifteenth century. It is the seat of a sultan and a religious centre with a famous mosque. It was a crossroads for caravans travelling between North Africa and Hausaland and between Timbuktu and Egypt. The region is inhabited mainly by Tuareg, although the population of Agadez is mixed, mostly Hausa and Tuareg. It was Hausa (Gob…

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Spittler, Gerd, “Agadez”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23799>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356634, 2018, 2018-2



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