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, Berber geographical term meaning “mountains” and applied to a number of mountainous regions of the Sahara.

1. adrar, 650 km. to the south-east of Colomb-Béchar, capital of the Tawāt (Touat) and main ḳsar ( ḳaṣr ) of the tribe of Timmi.

The centre of Adrar, on its present site, dates from the French conquest (30 July 1900). Since that time, the town developped as an administrative and commercial centre. In 1951, Adrar had 1,795 inhabitants.

Agriculture plays but a small part in the life of the ḳsar. Craftsmanship (fabrication of woollen and cotton wall covers called dokkali ) is in decaden…

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Capot-Rey, R., “Adrar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0020>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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