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JĀBIR (BANI)
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بني جابر

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Singular Jābiri جابري. An important and in every way superior tribe of the 'Omān Sultanate, also the strongest numerically; they are found chiefly in Hajar and their principal seat is the group of 3 valleys known as Wādi Bani Jābir (I) which they occupy to the exclusion of other tribes. Their villages in Wadi Hilam are Hilam (250 houses), Hūl (30 houses), Qasa'ah (30 houses), Qa'ab (20 houses), Sufun (30 houses), Shūfi (40 houses), Mahat (20 houses), Qōdhah (20 houses) and Kalhāt (130 houses); in Wādi Shāb they have Hillat-ash-Shāb (50 …

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“JĀBIR (BANI)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040316>
First published online: 2015



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