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علي الغربي

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A small town in Turkish'Irāq, on the right bank of the Tigris about half-way by river between 'Amārah and Kūt. There are about 300 brick houses and a population of perhaps 2,000 souls. The inhabitants are of mixed origin, but almost entirely Shī'ahs by religion; they live by agriculture and petty trade. Wheat and barley grown in the surrounding country are exported; also ghi, wool, skins and other Kurdish products, for 'Alī-al-Gharbi is a depôt of the Kurdistān trade, besides being a market town of the Bani Lām tribe. A small business …

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“ALI-AL-GHARBI”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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