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Singular 'Ammāri عمّاري. A comparatively poor, seafaring tribe of Bahrain and Qatar , by some supposed to belong to the 'Ammār division of the Dawāsir of Najd. In Bahrain the 'Amāmarah have 40 houses at Muharraq Town and 100 at Budaiya'; in Qatar they have 20 at Dōhah and 20 at Wakrah. Their total number may be about 900 souls. They are Māliki Sunnis by religion and live by pearl diving and by navigation in all parts of the Persian Gulf. They are closely connected with the Āl Bū Kuwārah and Ma 'ādhīd and originally came to Bahrain from Qatar along wi…

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“'AMĀMA-RAH”, 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_040033>
First published online: 2015

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