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Ighil n'Ogho
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Ighil n-Ogho was the central mellah (Ar. mallāh ; see also Jewish Quarter) of the Talouine region (Zagmouzen tribe), in the Sirwa massif, above the Sous region (near Ras al-Wad) in southern Morocco. Zagmouzen was an important thoroughfare in the mountains between the Draa (Dar‘a) and Sous valleys; it is still known today for its excellent saffron. The mellah was founded in the sixteenth century or possibly earlier. Judging from the large cemetery located 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away, it may have had some 350 inhabitants in the twentieth…

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Yossef Chetrit, “Ighil n'Ogho”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0011350>
First published online: 2010

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