n. In North and West Africa, a Muslim religious school or community, or its mosque.
A zaouia or zawiya ( zāwiyah, "Assembly" or "Group"; also spelled zawiyah, zawiyya, zaouiya, zaouïa, zwaya, etc.) is an Islamic religious school or monastery. The term is Maghrebi and West African, roughly corresponding to the Eastern term Madrasa. A zawiya often contains a pool, and sometimes a fountain.
Zawiya, Zawiyah, Zawia, Zaouia or similar terms may refer to: