'ADĀN (BARR-AL-)
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برّ العدان

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A term sometimes applied by mariners to the entire coastal region between the towns of Kuwait and Qatīf in Eastern Arabia. Bedouins, however, seem to be unaware of any such general application of the name; and among them, as among the settled population of the Kuwait Principality also, the term 'Adān is only understood as referring to the small tract near Kuwait Town which is described in this Gazetteer under the title 'Adān .

The shore between Kuwait and Qatīf is a low sandy and stony desert with occasional date-groves owned b…

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“'ADĀN (BARR-AL-)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040009>
First published online: 2015



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