'ALI (ĀL BIN-)
(676 words)

آل بن علي

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One of the largest Arab tribes in Bahrain and fairly numerous also in Qatar . In Bahrain they are found at Muharraq Town (400 houses) and at Hadd (100 houses); in Qatar , exclusive of some of the Ma'ādhīd section, they number 350 households at Dōhah.

Below follow the principal sections and sub-sections, according to the best information obtainable, of the Āl Bin- 'Ali; but it is not certain that all the divisions specified originally belonged to the tribe, and there is even reason to think that so…

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“'ALI (ĀL BIN-)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040029>
First published online: 2015



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