'ALI (BALAD BANI BŪ)
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بلد بني بو علي

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The principal Ghāfiri settlement in the Ja'alān district of the 'Omān Sultanate: it is situated about 40 miles south-south-west of Sūr and 7 miles to the south-south-east of the rival Hināwi township of Balad BaniHasan. The houses number about 600, and the population which consists entirely of the Bani Bū'Ali tribe may number about 3,000 souls. The settlement boasts about 2,000 camels, 800 donkeys and 4,000 sheep and goats, but only a few horses; the date palms are estimated at 30,000.

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“'ALI (BALAD BANI BŪ)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040030>
First published online: 2015



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