SUS , aprovince of
See also:Morocco, once an
See also:kingdom, and still too unruly to be opened to Europeans, who have nevertheless for centuries past made efforts to secure a foothold . Its
See also:principal towns are Tarudant, Iligh (the old capital), and Glimin on the
See also:Wad Nun . Tarudant, the
See also:present capital, flourished in the 12th century on account of the neighbouring copper-mines . Saltpetre is now the only important product . Ports might be opened at Agadir Ighir (once occupied by the Portuguese for
See also:thirty years as
See also:Santa Cruz),
See also:Massa, Ifni, Arksis and Assaka at the mouth of the Wad Nun . As a coveted
See also:district, all kinds of natural riches are attributed to Sus, but it may be assumed that they are exaggerated . Europeans
See also:land at their peril, since the
See also:coast is by imperial
See also:order closed to
See also:trade, no
See also:house being provided . Most of the business of Sus is carried on at
See also:great fairs lasting eight or fifteen days, during which
See also:time all roads of approach are guaranteed safe by the tribesmen that trade may be uninterrupted . Caravans from Sus laden with copper-
See also:olive oil,
See also:wax, skins,
See also:dates, dried
See also:roses, &c., are sent to Marrakesh, four days'
See also:journey from Tarudant . Susis are well known in the
See also:north of Morocco as able tradesmen and
See also:metal workers . They live frugally, and are only prodigal in powder and human
See also:life . Their language is almost exclusively Shilhah, a dialect of
See also:Berber .
SUSA (anc. Segusio, q.v.)
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