, Arab tribe, probably of Yemeni origin, who, having come from Arabia at the same time as the Banū Hilāl [
q.v.], crossed Egypt and Libya, entered the Mag̲h̲rib towards the middle of the 5th/11th century, led a nomadic life for a short time to the west of Gabès (Ibn K̲h̲aldūn.
i, 36), but left only a small number of their members in the south of Ifrīḳiya (
Berbères, i, 116; cf. R. Brunschvig,
Ḥafṣides , ii, 170); in fact, they proceeded towards the west (
tag̲h̲riba ), following the northern border of the Sahara (cf. al-Zayyānī,
Turd̲j̲umāna , Fr. tr. Confourier, in
AM, vi , 448, w…