Communal granaries – the other agadir

Communal granary - agadir - of Sidi Moussa in Ait Bougemez

Communal granary – agadir – of Sidi Moussa in Ait Bougemez

The word ‘agadir’ means fortress or place of collective storage in the southern Berber dialect of Tashelhiyt. As well as being the name of Morocco’s most famous beach resort, the word agadir is used by Berbers to describe their collective granaries which have been used for centuries to store wealth, crops and items of value such as important documents – in times of peace and plenty, siege and famine. There are important examples across the Souss region and in the High Atlas mountains. Read my article for Travel Exploration about The other Agadir here.

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