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An important nomad Arab tribe in Eastern Arabia. The singular is 'Ajmi عجمي; and in the mouth of Bedouins the name generally becomes 'Aimi (singular) and 'Aimān (plural) .

Distribution.— The head-quarters of the tribe are in the Sanjāq of Hasa , where the tract of Taff, the southern half of Habl, all Jauf, and Biyādh as far south as 'Oqair Port are recognised as being' Ajmān territory. The 'Ajmān also occupy the northern confines of Jāfūrah and are generally found in Kharmah , especially about Zarnūqah; their winter quarters are partly in Summān…

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“AJMĀN TRIBE”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040024>
First published online: 2015

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