'ĀHIN(WĀDI)
(239 words)

وادي عاهن

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A valley in the Sultanate of 'Omān which has its head at Najd Wuqbah in the Western Hajar and reaches the sea about half an hour west of Saham Town in Bātinah . The inhabited part of the valley is in Hajar , where it is small and narrow: the houses are of mud and stone. Dates are grown on terraces on the hills; other crops are wheat, bajri and lucerne. The people, who are mostly Bani' Īsa, also own some sheep and cattle. The market-towns of Wādi 'Āhin are Sohār, Saham and Khābūrah in Bātinah . The following are the villages of this Wādi in order…

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“'ĀHIN(WĀDI)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 24 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040012>
First published online: 2015



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