Tadla is a historical and geographical region of Morocco, located in the center of the country, north of the High Atlas and west of the Middle Atlas. It is the region of origin of the eponymous tribal, semi-nomadic pastoralist population, the Tadla tribes.

A map of the historical Tadla region and its tribes.

Nowadays, the historical region of Tadla is mainly part of the administrative region of Béni Mellal-Khénifra, except the historical territory of the Beni Meskine tribe, which is part of the Casablanca-Settat administrative region.


The population of the Tadla is traditionally divided into 9 tribes, mainly of Arab origin :


  1. Peyronnet (1919), p.59


  • (in French) Cpt. R. Peyronnet, "History of the Tadla from the origins to 1910" (French: Histoire du Tadla des origines à 1910), in: Bulletin de la Société de Géographie d'Alger et de l'Afrique du Nord, 24th y. (1919), pp. 49–62
  • (in Arabic) A. M. Qasimi, "History of the Bani ʿAmir tribe and the neighbouring Tadla, 1188-1956" (Arabic: تارخ قبيلة بني عمير والمحيط التادلي، 1188م - 1956م), D.N. (2005)
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