Supriya Ghosh

Goulmima

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Country  Morocco
Elevation  1,018 m
Population  17,952 (2009)
Region  Drâa-Tafilalet
Local time  Friday 12:47 PM
Province  Errachidia Province
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Weather  14°C, Wind E at 16 km/h, 30% Humidity

Goulmima (Arabisation of the Amazigh word Igelmimen (the lakes))(Berber: ⵉⴳⵯⵍⵎⵉⵎⵏ;Arabic: ݣلميمة‎‎) is a Berber city in Morocco situated in the province of Errachidia, in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet. An agricultural oasis, it is fed by the Wadi Gheris from the central High Atlas mountains. Like other settlements in Tafilalet, it was built as a fortified village or ksar. One of the most important ones, Ighrem n'Igoulmimen (Ksar Goulmima), is in the process of restoration. Not just a historical location, several hundred people still live in the ksar.

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Map of Goulmima, Morocco

Udayn n Acur

Also known as Udayen n Σacur, Udayn n Âachour meaning (the Jews of Ashoura), it is a festival taking place in Tizi-n-Imnayen in Goulmima. The carnival is rooted in old Judeo-Berber traditions, and is now celebrated by the Muslims of the area, since the Jews had left long ago. The youths dress up in masks and parade around, often shouting slogans against the government and calling for Berber rights.

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Goulmima Wikipedia


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