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Tata and Region
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Tata (Tatta, Ar. Ṭāṭā) , located on the southeastern edge of the Sous region of Morocco, is an oasis of palm groves situated at the mouth of Oued Tata, a tributary of Oued Draa (Wād Darʿa), that originates from Ida Ou Nadif, Tagmout, and Indouzal. It is one of the most important settlements of the southern Darʿa and Bani regions, and a key passage through the Anti-Atlas Mountains north of Akka. Despite the semi-arid climate and sparse rainfall, Tata remains one of the most populated areas of the Bani region, with about twenty villages comprising more than eight h…

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Aomar Boum, “Tata and Region”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000106>
First published online: 2010

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