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Title:Overland pilgrimage in the savanna lands of Africa
Author:Birks, J.S.ISNI
Book title:People on the move, studies on internal migration
Editors:Kosinski, L.A.
Prothero, R.M.
Year:1975
Pages:297-308
Language:English
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Methuen
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:Islam
pilgrimages
pilgrimage
Abstract:The pilgrimage to Mecca by land now involves a minority, but estimates range between 3,000 and 4,000 pelgrims per annum. The author describes some characteristics of present-day pilgrimage, the system of pilgrim movement (it takes several years), the development of overland pilgrimage, changes in the routes followed (two maps are provided), and the role of governmental control. Ref., maps.
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