Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, a district and tribe of the earliest period, in the southern half of Arabia. Al-Bakrī, Muʿd̲j̲am, p. 835 and Yāḳūt, Muʿd̲j̲am, iv. 896 give the vocalisation Wabāri and compare the form with Ḥad̲h̲āmi and Ḳaṭāmi.

The Wabār are mentioned by the historians along with the ʿĀd, T̲h̲amūd and other extinct tribes as one of the original peoples of Arabia, all of whom are included (as al-ʿArab al-bāʾida) by some genealogists among the “true, original Arabs” (al-ʿArab al-ʿarbāʾ or al-ʿĀriba). Al-Suyūṭī, for example, with whose estimate of the ʿArbāʾ Ibn Duraid in the Ḏj̲amhara and others agree …

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Tkatsch, J., “Wabār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5925>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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