Ksar is an Arabic word, more correctly transliterated as qsar, singular, and qsur (قصور), plural. The Berber (amazigh) equivalent is aghrem (singular) or ighrem (plural). Ksar is generally translated as "castle" in English, although the simplest rendering might be "fortified village," with the word sometimes taking on the meaning of "fort" depending on its specific function. The word is part of place names across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, — the region called the Maghreb; and is particularly prevalent on the Saharan side of the various ranges of the Atlas Mountains and the valley of the Draa River. A light fruity white wine of this name is made from Clairette Blanc grapes grown in the foothills of the Atlases.
Mirror Travel: Ksar Wars; Iain Mayhew in Tunisia, Where Luke Skywalker Wouldn't Feel out of Place amid the Timeless Sands
Apr 06, 2002; Byline: Iain Mayhew IT'S the annual Ksour festival in Tatouine, and no, we're not talking about Luke Skywalker's home planet,...