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Dehia, The Kahina

Dehia, The Kahina
Dihya One of the most famous of ancient legendary figures among the Amazigh is Dehia, called the Kahina (seer, priestess), a label said to have originated with the Arabs, against whom she led her army. However, the name of “Kahina” most likely derived from the ancient Jewish priestly class (KHN, found in names like Cohen, Khan, etc.). Unlike most women of medieval history, she achieved greatness through her own efforts. A self-made woman,... 
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