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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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(15) El marabout o sheikh es el lider espiritual de las comunidades sufi.
Le marabout devra identifier la source de l'attaque sorciere et se livrer a un corps a corps pathetique avec l'esprit demoniaque qui sera somme de reveler son nom.
Il semble que le marabout se soit mis en tete de repondre a une des questions les plus noires que se pose Alice :
The Orders are hierarchically arranged, and at the local level they are organized around religious authorities known as marabouts. Funds for the Orders are raised from religious taxes and donations, proceeds from cash crops, commercial enterprises, and school fees.
Villalon defines it as the "unquestioned unit of religious allegiance for groups of a marabout's disciples in a given locale" (p.
The practice of istikhara consists of reciting a special prayer while waiting for a dream to bring a response and sleeping beside the tomb of a Muslim cleric (aneslem, which is often translated as marabout).
On assiste en effet a une bipartition des roles qui semble significative: les patients jouent les representants du pouvoir villageois (pouvoir traditionnel), et en premier lieu, le chef du village, qui apparait sur la scene therapeutique comme le personnage central (15), tandis que les comediens s'attribuent les roles types du koteba: le mati trompe, le voleur, le marabout ...
Its carries the name of the marabout Sisi Abi Saadoun.
Most wear a talisman made by a marabout or holy man to guard against evil spirits but, until recently, their lives were more seriously threatened by unclean water.
(13) Also, Lat Dior's mother, Ngone Latir and Lingueer Yaasin Bubu were very popular in the Marabout wars in Kajoor.
The contrast is not favorable to the Wolof: "Our demokaraasie is to do what the marabout orders" (p.