, Ptol.: Jijeli
), a sea-port of Mauretania Caesariensis, on the Sinus Numidicus, made a Roman colony by Augustus.
It stands on a headland, on the E. side of which a natural roadstead is formed by a reef of rocks running parallel to the shore; and it was probably in ancient times the emporium of the surrounding country. (Itin. Ant.
p. 18; Plin. Nat. 5.2. s. 1
; Ptol. 4.2.11
; Ammian. Marc. 29.5; Tab. Peut.;
p. 45; Barth, Wanderungen, &c.,