'ALI (BANI BŪ)
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بني بو علي

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Singular is 'Alawi علوي The principal Ghāfri tribe of the Ja'alān and Sharqīyah districts in the Sultanate of 'Omān. They are partly nomadic and partly sedentary: the Bedouin portion of the tribe inhabit Ja'alān only and possess considerable herds of camels and goats, while the settled portion cultivate dates and grain in the Balad BaniBū 'Ali oasis and are found also at Sūr and at Rās-ar-Ruwais, Suwaih, Khor Bani Bū 'Ali, Jumailah and Lashkharah on the South-Eastern Coast of 'Omān where they are mostly mariners and fishermen. A…

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“'ALI (BANI BŪ)”, 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_040031>
First published online: 2015



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