Umm El Maa

Doud (Crayfish) in Umm el-Maa

Umm el-Maa is located N 2642'40" E 1320'07". It has not been populated. It is about 50m large, several 100m long and about 9m deep. It is located only 3 km NE from Mandara.

The population in the village of Mandara was called "Dawada". The name is derived from the Arabic word "doud", which means worms. What is called doud is in reality crayfish. Dawada means people who deal with worms or "wormers". In this tribe, only women were allowed fishing them.

The village of Mandara is not populated any more.

Thanks to:Yves Larboulette, Sahara-Info Team

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