Emirate of Dhala
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|Emirate of Dhala
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Dhala (Arabic: الضالع Aḍ-Ḍāliʿ), Amiri (Arabic: الأميري Al-ʿAmīrī), or the Emirate of Dhala (Arabic: إمارة الضالع Imārat aḍ-Ḍāliʿ) was a state in the British Aden Protectorate, the Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, and its successor, the Federation of South Arabia. Its capital was Dhala (Ad Dali').
Previously under the suzerainty of the Zaidi imams of Yemen, the emirs of Dhala, of the Amiri dynasty, came under British protection in the early 20th century, eventually joining of the Aden Protectorate.
- Modern era
The Emirate was a founding member of the Federation of Arab Emirates of the South in 1959, and the Federation of South Arabia in 1963.
The last emir, Shafaul ibn Ali Shaif Al Amiri, was deposed and the state was abolished in 1967 upon the founding of the People's Republic of South Yemen.
The area is part of the Republic of Yemen since 1990.
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