'ĀLI
(84 words)

عالي

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A considerable village on Bahrain Island, 6 miles south-west of Manāmah fort and near to the south-west end of the date groves which cover the north end of the island. 'Āli consists of 200 houses of Bahārinah , who are lime-burners, potters and cultivators of dates. The largest of the prehistoric tumuli of Bahrain adjoin this village on the south side. Date palms are estimated at 8,250 trees and livestock include 35 donkeys and 10 cattle.

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“'ĀLI”, 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_040026>
First published online: 2015



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