Albu Salih

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The Albu Salih tribe (Arabic: آلبو صالح‎) is an original Arabic tribe that descends from the Shammar tribe, through the Al Aslam tribe. They are located in Iraq and are concentrated in Al'Aslah (Arabic: الاصلاح‎), a village in the city of Nasiriyah; they can also be found in Amarah, AlBasra, and Al Diwaniyah.

The population of this tribe is approximately 800,000 people and consists of clans from other tribes. The two main clans in this tribe, Al Rumaieth and Al Nassrallah, both descend from Shammar tribe through different branches. Albu Salih's president is Sheikh Sabah bin Faris bin Mohsen bin Bader Al Rumaith. Sheikh Sabah resides in Al Nassriya, Iraq.

Sheikh Bader Al Rumaieth, great grandfather of Sheikh Sabah, was well known for his generosity and his concern for his people. Sheikh Bader Al Rumaieth also showed great courage and bravery during the British occupation of southern Iraq in the 1920s. He, along with other tribes, managed to lead his people in the resistance until they had pushed the British out of their tribal land.

Main Sections[edit]

  • Al Rumaieth (الرميض)
  • Al Nassrallah (النصرالله)
  • Al Ghlam (الغلام)
  • Al Mubadar (المبادر)
  • Al Khalewi (الخليوي)
  • Al Tarajamh (التراجمه)
  • Al Zarkan (الزركان) - Al Omar, Al Hasuna (sub clans)

Albu Salih appellation[edit]

A person belonging to the Albu Salih tribe will go by the last name Al Salihiy (Also spelt Al Salihi, Alsalahi, and Alsalhi). However, traditionally Arabs tend to go by their first name followed by their father's name then their grandfather's name and so on.