The Arabic term marabout<\/em>, featured prominently in the Maghreb region, is used dualistically to refer to (1) a Muslim holy man\/religious teacher who traditionally lives as a hermit or nomad and is designated honorifically by a local community as a saint (sidi<\/em>); and (2) a simplistic domed shrine marking the burial place of a sainted Muslim holy man\/religious teacher.<\/p>\n"}