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, one of the most important tribes of the Mag̲h̲rib in the Middle Ages; they were at one time called Saṭfūra and were descended through Fātin from Mādg̲h̲īs al-Abtar. Tradition says that the brothers of Kūmiya, the eponymous ancestor of the tribe, were Lemāya and Maṭg̲h̲ara from whom were descended numerous families, some of whom still exist at the present day. The most important representatives of the Kūmiya, who live in the north-west west of Algeria between Tlemcen and Ares̲h̲ḳūl (Ras̲h̲gun) are the B. ʿĀbid, from whom was descended the first caliph of the Almoh…

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Basset, R., “Kūmiya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4512>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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