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Ḥāmī
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, a coast-town in Ḥaḍramawt, about 18 miles north-east of S̲h̲iḥr [q.v.], near Raʾs S̲h̲arma in a very picturesque and fertile district. Like Makalla and S̲h̲iḥr it belongs to the Ḳuʿayṭī of S̲h̲ibām [q.v.] and has, as the name shows, thermal wells of the temperature of boiling water. The houses of the little town are low and built of mud; in the centre of the town and on the shore there are two important ḥiṣn . The inhabitants are mainly fishermen; their number was estimated by Capt. Haines at 500 in 1839. Behind the town lie thick palm-groves and fields with luxurious crops of Indian corn.

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Schleifer, J., “Ḥāmī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2670>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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