KURIA MURIA ISLANDS
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This group of islands lies 25 miles off the South-Eastern Coast of 'Omān between Rās Sharbatāt and Rās Nūs and is consequently a little to the east of Dhufār . The origin of the English name "Kuria Muria" is unexplained; the Arabs call the islands Jazāir Bin-Ghalfān جزائر بن غلفان after a Mahra family who once seized them and in 1835 still claimed the group as their property. The Kuria Murias are 5 in number and form a chain running for 50 miles due east and west. They are of granite and stand u…

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“KURIA MURIA ISLANDS”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040411>
First published online: 2015



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