Tadla (region)

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Map of the historical Tadla and its tribes

Tadla is a historical and geographical region of Morocco, located in the center of the country, north of the High Atlas and west of the Middle Atlas. It is the region of origin of the eponymous tribal, semi-nomadic pastoralist population, the 9 « Tadla tribes ».

Nowadays, the historical region of Tadla is divided between the administrative regions of Chaouia-Ouardigha and Tadla-Azilal.




The population of the Tadla is traditionally divided into 9 tribes, mainly of Arab origin :


  1. ^ Peyronnet (1919), p.59


  • (French) Cpt. R. Peyronnet, "History of the Tadla from the origins to 1910" (French: Histoire du Tadla des origines à 1910), in: Bulletin de la Société de Géographie d'Alger et de l'Afrique du Nord, 24th y. (1919), pp. 49–62
  • (Arabic) A. M. Qasimi, "History of the Bani ʿAmir tribe and the neighbouring Tadla, 1188-1956" (Arabic: تارخ قبيلة بني عمير والمحيط التادلي، 1188م - 1956م‎), D.N. (2005)