Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Wādī Nūn
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, older form Wādī Nūl. This is not the name of a river but of a great plain in S.W. Morocco between the western Anti-Atlas and its Saharan outliers twenty miles from the sea. The plain is formed by the silt from a number of water-courses, of which the chief are the Wādī Ṣaiyād and the Wādī Umm al-ʿAs̲h̲ar, which unite to form the Wādī Āsāka; the latter river joins the sea through a defile which has given it its name.

We find in the Wādī Nūn a certain number of oases with large villages (Awgelmīm or Gleimīm, Ḳṣābī, Tīlīwīn, Fask, Dubiyān, Tig̲h̲mart, Asrīr, Waʿrūn, Abbūda etc…

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de la Chapelle, F., “Wādī Nūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5929>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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