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al-Ḏh̲iʾāb
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, “the wolves”, a South Arabian tribe whose lands lie between the territory of the Lower ʿAwāliḳ [q.v.] and the Lower Wāḥidī [q.v.]. There are also considerable settlements of the D̲h̲iʾāb in the country of the Lower Wāḥidī itself, the villages of which are largely occupied by them. The soil is unfertile and mostly prairie-like pasture land. In the east of the distict is a mountain of some size, the D̲j̲abal Ḥamrā, over 4000 ft. high. The chief place is the fishing village of Ḥawra (al-Ulyā) with an important harbour.

The D̲h̲iʾāb are a very wild, warlike tribe of robbers, and are therefore…

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Schleifer, J. and Löfgren, O., “al-Ḏh̲iʾāb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1820>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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