Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(Banū ʿAbd al-Wād). This name was at first given to a part of the great Berber tribe of the Zanāta and was afterwards extended to many other portions of the same tribe.

The dynasty of the kings of Central Mag̲h̲rib, who took Tlemcen as their capital and whose kingdom lasted from 637 to 962 (1239—1554) was of the Banū ʿAbd al-Wād family.

During this period of 315 years, twenty-seven kings of this family (of whom two reigned together) ascended the throne of Tlemcen. These kings are also often called Banū Zaiyān, because one of their ancestors, the father of the first independent king of Tlemcen …

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Bel, A., “ʿAbdalwādides”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0139>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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