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Sayʾūn
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, a town in Wādī Ḥaḍramawt [q.v.], situated about 16 km/10 miles east of S̲h̲ibām [q.v.] and 24 km/15 miles west of Tarīm [q.v.] and approximately 480 km/300 miles north of the port of Ḥaḍramawt, al-Mukallā [q.v.] (see H. von Wissmann and R.B. Serjeant, map of Southern Arabia, Royal Geographical Society, 1958). The town was within the boundaries of the Fifth Governorate of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen and now in the unified Republic of Yemen. Landberg ( Etudes sur les dialectes de lArabie méridionale , iii, Dat̲înah , Leiden 1913, 1820) discusses the spelling of the n…

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Smith, G.R., “Sayʾūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6693>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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