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The town of Inezgane, located 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Agadir, had one of the youngest Jewish communities in Morocco. Jews began gradually settling there among the Berber tribe of Ksima in the 1930s, thanks to economic opportunities resulting from the development of the town and the nearby port of Agadir. Inezgane attracted hundreds of Jews from small communities in the Sous region—Ifrane, Goulimine, Iligh, Tahala, Tillin, Tiznit, Tarudant, and even the old port of Agadir Ufella. The newcomers preferred to settle on the outskirts, in Berber neighborhoods, eit…

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Yossef Chetrit, “Inezgane”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2021
First published online: 2010

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