Anastafidet
   Leader of the Kel Owey Tuareg. He once lived in Assodé but since the 1920s relocated to Agadez. Considered to be the most powerful political figure in Aïr, he was only second in status to the sultan of Agadez. Of noble origins, he is elected for a three-year term and could be annually recalled by the Kel Tafidet and Kel Azanieres. The junior clan of the Kel Ikzkazan has almost no voice in his selection. The anastafidet's symbol of office is the confederation's drum, or ettebel.

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . . 2014.

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