ʿAwāmir
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, al- (sg. ʿĀmirī), a tribe of Bedouins and villagers in Southern and Eastern Arabia. The tribe is split into three main groups living in the following areas: (1) al-Ḳaff between the southern edge of al-Rubʿ al-Ḵh̲ālī and Wādī Ḥaḍramawt, (2) southern al-Ẓafra between Ḳaṭar and al-Buraymī, and (3) ʿUmān. The groups are completely separate and have little intercourse with each other, though they recognize their common kinship, and the two main divisions of the tribe, Āl Badr and Āl Lazz, exist in a…

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Headley, R.L., “ʿAwāmir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0864>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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