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7.1: From the foundation of Kuwait in 1716 to temporary location of British Factory there from 1793 to 1795
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Early History.

The foundation of the town of Kuwait, though a modern event, is the subject of various and conflicting traditions. The first settlers, however, almost certainly belonged to the 'Utūb, a tribe consisting of three principal divisions, the Jalāhimah, Āl Khalīfah and Āl Subāh, and said to be derived from the 'Anizah of northern Central Arabia.2 Kuwait seems to have come into existence about the commencement of the 18…

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“7.1: From the foundation of Kuwait in 1716 to temporary location of British Factory there from 1793 to 1795”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_000701>
First published online: 2015



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