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سلامه وبناتها

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"Salāmah and her daughters," known to Europeans as "the Quoins," a remarkable group of 3 rocky islets lying in the entrance of the Persian Gulf north of Musandam island. Salāmah or the Great Quoin, 540 feet high, is 7 miles from Rās Musandam and visible, in clear weather, 27 miles. It is half a mile across, and in profile wedge-shaped, having the perpendicular fall on the south-east side: the north-west side alone is accessible: there is a small detached fragment of rock in th…

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“SALĀMAH-WA-BINĀT-HA”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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