Gnawa meaning

Any member of an ethnic group and Sufi religious order in Morocco.
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Origin of gnawa

  • From Arabic غناوة. The name appears to originate from the Saharan Berber dialect word aguinaw (agenaou) (Arabic أݣناو), meaning black (men), perhaps itself derived from the name of a city significant in the 11th century, in what is now western Mali, called Gana, in Arabic Ghana or Jenna and in Portuguese and later French Guinea or Jenné.
    From Wiktionary