The Kingdom of Kuku (Kingdom of Koukou) was a Kabyle Berber kingdom. It was established around 1515 CE and ruled by the Ath l-Qadi dynasty until 1632 or 1638 CE.[1] Ahmed ou el Kadhi (Ou l-Qadi) is acknowledged as the founder.[2]

Sultanate of Kuku
Tagelda n Kuku (Kabyle)
c. 1515c. 1638[1]
A map show the kingdom of kuku
Map of Kabyle Kingdoms and Algiers Regency
Common languagesKabyle
• Established
c. 1515
• Disestablished
c. 1638[1]
Today part ofAlgeria

Origins edit

The Ath l-Qadi are generally accepted to have been from the Ath Ghoubri region and having a maraboutic lineage.[3] According to Laurent-Charles Féraud (1829–1888), the dynasty possessed parchments which attributed their genealogy to a certain Ammar ben Idris, hence relating them to the Sharifian Idrisids of Fez.[4][3] While Joseph Nil Robin associates them with a non-Sharifian Fassi ancestry.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Hugh Roberts (2014). Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity in Pre-colonial Algeria. I.B. Tauris. pp. 151–165. ISBN 9781784537661.
  2. ^ Bernard Lugan (2016). Histoire de l'Afrique du Nord. Editions du Rocher. p. 216. ISBN 9782268085357.
  3. ^ a b c Roberts, Hugh (2014-08-19). Berber Government: The Kabyle Polity in Pre-colonial Algeria. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-85773-689-5.
  4. ^ Féraud, Laurent Charles (1870). Histoire Des Villes de la Province de Constantine [History of the Cities of Constantine Province] (in French). [Dr.:] Arnolet. p. 121.