Kel Ahaggar

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Kel Ahaggar
Ihaggarren
ⴾⵍ ⵂⴴⵔ

1750–1977
Flag of ⴾⵍ ⵂⴴⵔ
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Kel Ahaggar Tuareg confederation Map
Kel Ahaggar Tuareg confederation Map
StatusTuareg confederation
CapitalHoggar Mountains, Algeria
Common languagesBerber
Religion
Islam
GovernmentTribal Confederacy
Amenokal 
History 
• Kel Ahaggar established
1750
• Under French suzerainty
1903
• not recognized by independent Algeria
1962
• terminated by Algerian Government
1977
Succeeded by
Algeria
Today part of Algeria

Kel Ahaggar (Berber: ⴾⵍ ⵂⴴⵔ) (trans: "People of Ahaggar") is a Tuareg confederation inhabiting the Hoggar Mountains (Ahaggar mountains) in Algeria. The confederation is believed to have been founded by the Tuareg matriarch Tin Hinan, whose monumental tomb is located at Abalessa. The official establishment is dated to around 1750. It has been largely defunct since 1977, when it was terminated by the Algerian government.

The language of the confederation is Tahaggart, a dialect of Tamahaq.

Tribes[edit]

The Kel Ahaggar confederation is made up of a number of tribes, including:

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In popular culture[edit]

  • Ball, David (1999). Empires of Sand. Bantam. ISBN 0-553-11014-4. A novel about the 1881 attempt by the French government to drive a railroad through the heart of the Sahara, including the Ahaggar region. The expedition, led by Lt. Colonel Paul Flatters, was attacked by the Tuareg of the Kel Ahaggar.

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