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, the name of a wadi and of a settlement in western Arabia, and also of a settlement in northern Arabia.

1. The wadi.

This runs in a northeasterly direction from the mountains of the Sarāt [q.v.] to the south of al-Ṭāʾif and past the setdement of Turaba, when it becomes the Wādī Ṣubayʿ. It flows through a region of ḥarras [q.v.] through the Ṣubayʿ [q.v.] country and disappears into the ʿArḳ al-Ṣubayʿ of Nad̲j̲d. The mediaeval Islamic geographers describe it as being three nights’ journey long and as having date palms, trees, fruits and cultivation. They place…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Turaba”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1257>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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