Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hawara, a historical Berber people, who at the time of the first Arab invasion (7th century) were spread over a great part of Mauritania, but are now represented only by the Hawaras of the Jebel Hawetra and other mountains about the head waters of the Shelif. Their power was completely broken by the Arabs, and the nation scattered in fragments all over North Africa as far as Upper Egypt and the Western Sahara, where the name still survives in the local geographical nomenclature.