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Anigouran or Aligouran, or Arigullan, is a character in the mythology of the Berber Tuaregs.[1] It appears commonly in their oral traditions. Anigouran is characterized by his profound intelligence and his love of riddles. He is credited with the invention of Tifinagh "the Tuareg alphabet", and entries using this alphabet engraved on the rocks of the Aïr Mountains[2] it also made him the mythical inventor of several games.[3]

Since the spread of Islam to North Africa, he has been likened to a Jinn.[4]


References

  1. https://books.google.com/books?id=n2SGrXv4rlcC%7Ctitle=Contes et légendes touaregs du Niger: des hommes et des djinns
  2. https://books.google.com/books?id=n2SGrXv4rlcC%7Ctitle=Contes et légendes touaregs du Niger: des hommes et des djinns
  3. Contes et légendes touaregs du Niger: des hommes et des djinns}}
  4. https://books.google.com/books?id=n2SGrXv4rlcC%7Ctitle=Contes et légendes touaregs du Niger: des hommes et des djinns