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SHAMMAR(JABAL) or NORTHERN NAJD
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جبل شمّر

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This term primarily denotes the hilly portion of the territory of the Shammar tribe in northern Central Arabia, that is, the region which has for its chief landmarks the Aja and Salmah hills. On the plain between these two ranges lies Hāil , the capital of the Shammar Amīr, and from this circumstance, doubtless, the words Jabal Shammar have come to be employed, —almost as an equivalent of Dīrat Ibn Rashīd ديره ابن رشيد —to designate the whole of the Amīr's dominions.

As the principality governed from Hāil is a political unit,…

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“SHAMMAR(JABAL) or NORTHERN NAJD”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040679>
First published online: 2015



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