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The Qafrianni are a nomadic people who live in the Qafric Wastes. They eke out a precarious existence going from oasis to oasis and raiding neighboring portions of the Empire of Makhaira and the Kingdom of Matara.

While few are literate, they love poetry, and each tribe has their own sha'ir along with his apprentices.

Rather than necessarily having to fight each other, rival tribes may contest with each other in a zajal. This is a poetic contest, and if both parties agree to the terms, then such a contest satisfies any relevant expectations of honor and law.

In the tenth century, the Mataran scholar Alemayehu recorded and translated their "Book of Songs".