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Manāṣīr
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The traditional homeland (Dār al-Manāṣīr) of the Manāṣīr, an Arabic speaking Sunnī ethnic group, begins downstream of the large island of Mograt (Ar. Muqrāt), near Abu Hamed (Abū Ḥāmid) at the great bend of the Nile, and continues on both sides of the river for 150 kilometres, until it ends in the area of the Fourth Cataract, on the border between the Northern and River Nile states in Sudan. Before its inundation by the reservoir of the Merowe dam, Dār al-Manāṣīr, unlike the adjoining upstream and down…

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Beck, Kurt, “Manāṣīr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36151>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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