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, a small volcanic island in the Red Sea in 17° 52′ N. Lat., called Kotumble on the English Admiralty charts. The island has a rich flora, which has been studied by the botanist Ehrenberg, and is noteworthy for its iron deposits, which are mentioned as early as the geographer Ibn al-Mud̲j̲āwir (d. 630 a. h.). The rocky island of Kudummul which lies near Ḥamiḍa on the Arabian coast once marked the boundary between the land of the Kināna and Yemen.


al-Hamdānī, Ṣifat Ḏj̲azīrat al-ʿArab, ed. D. H. Müller, Leyden 1884-1891, p. 51

C. Ritter, Die Erdkunde von Asien, VIII/…

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Grohmann, Adolf, “Kudummul”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4306>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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