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Nad̲j̲d
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(a. “uplands”), conventionally defined as the plateau region of the Arabian peninsula lying to the east of the Red Sea lowlands (al-Tihāma [q.v.]) and the mountain barrier running down through the western side of the peninsula (al-Ḥid̲j̲āz [q.v.]).

1. Geography and habitat.

The exact application of this originally topographical conception is very differently understood, and sometimes it means more generally the elevated country above the coastal plain or the extensive country, the upper part of which is formed by the Tihāma and the Yam…

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Grohmann, A. and McLachlan, K.S., “Nad̲j̲d”, 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 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0832>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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