'AJĀJ (QAL'AT-AL-Y)
(124 words)

قلعة العجاج

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Sometimes pronounced 'Ayāy. This is the only name by which the Portuguese Fort on Bahrain Island is known among the surrounding villages; but the townspeople of Manāmah, especially the Persians among them, generally call it Qal'at-al-Farangiقلعة الفرنجي. The fort, a regular bastioned Portuguese construction of the 16th century, is now an untenanted ruin. It is situated on the north coast of Bahrain Island, 3½ miles west of the Manāmah fort, stands about 150 yards from the beach, and covers nearly 2 acres of ground. …

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“'AJĀJ (QAL'AT-AL-Y)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040021>
First published online: 2015



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