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, Maʾrib ( mryb or mrb in the ancient South Arabian inscriptions), in classical antiquity, capital of the Sabaean realm in South-West Arabia, now the chef-lieu of the muḥāfaẓa of the same name in the Yemeni Arab Republic, lying some 135 km. to the east of Ṣanʿāʾ. At the last census in 1975, the muḥāfaẓa of Mārib counted 70,000 inhabitants, and the ḳaḍāʾ of Mārib—with a population density of 2.4 inhabitants per km.2—13,000 inhabitants, consisting of about 10,000 residents, 2,000 Bedouins and 1,000 refugees. The ʿuzla of Mārib counted 1,900 residents, and the place Mārib itself on…

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Müller, W.W., “Mārib”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4964>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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