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in North African countries:

(1) Muslim saint; also, leader or founder of a religious brother-hood of the Dervish order.

(2) More broadly, a Muslim monk, member of a religious brotherhood; the same as “dervish.”

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This is not to say that maraboutic power has no political effects; for as Villalon clearly demonstrates, it does.
Maraboutic communities (especially the more successful ones, e.
This point is well made here with reference to the periodic mass pilgrimages to the Sufi shrines, seen as 'on going maraboutic "electoral" campaigns, rituals as rallies'.
For other parts of the region which had developed outside of the sphere of Islam, the maraboutic wars meant their forcible incorporation.