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The auldest staundin minaret is in Tunisie's Great Mosque o Kairouan.[1]

A minaret (/ˌmɪnəˈrɛt, ˈmɪnəˌrɛt/;[2] Persie: منارهmenare, Turkis: minare,[3] frae Arabic: منارةmanāra, lit. "lichthoose"; munnaaru in Dhivehi) is a distinctive airchitectural featur o mosques, generally a taw spire wi a conical or ingan-shaped croun, uisually either free-staundin or tawer nor associatit support structur.

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