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See Leistarcha scitissimella for the moth species also known as Tigava scitissimella

Tigava was an ancient Roman-Berber town and bishopric in Roman Africa, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

It corresponds with the modern locality of El-Kherba in Algeria.


Tigava was one of many cities in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis which were important enough to become a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archbishopric in its capital Caesarea Mauretaniae (modern Cherchell), but like most faded.

Saint Typasius was a veteran of the Roman garrison.

Titular seeEdit

Tigava's diocese is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular bishoprics[1] since it was nominally restored in 1933.

It has had the following incumbents, so far of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank :[2]


  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 989
  2. ^ "Titular See of Tigava, Algeria". GCatholic. Retrieved 2018-01-29.