Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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a sultanate in South Arabia with its capital of the same name north-west of ʿAden, bounded by the Ḥaws̲h̲abī territory on the north, the Faḍlī territory on the east, the ʿAḳrabī land in the south and the Ṣubaiḥī territory in the west. The capital, called Laḥid̲j̲ or el-Ḥōṭa lies at a height of 350 feet above sea-level between the two arms of the Wādī Tuban, the Wādī Ṣag̲h̲īr and the Wādī Kabīr, in a fertile oasis which, occupying a wide valley, owes its existence to its irrigation by canals led…

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Grohmann, Adolf, “Laḥid̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3317>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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