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The tribe is of South Arabian stock (see Qahtan), and is believed to be closely related to the neighboring tribe of Zahran. The history of Ghamd goes back to the pre-Islamic era, and many members of Ghamd joined the forces of the early Muslim empire. Like most other Azd tribes in the southwestern region of the country, Ghamd is divided into three large groups, based on geography and lifestyle: the mountaineers (sarat) in the central highlands of Al-Baha and 'Hejaz, the bedouins (badyah) in the desert regions to the east, and the tohm who inhabit the narrow plain of Tihama on the Red Sea coast. Their religion is entirely Sunni Muslim.
Ghamid is a well known and well respected tribe where its people are known for their hard work and their love of education and business. Also, members of this tribe mostly have Al-Ghamdi as a surname which indicates the membership to this tribe. Like many other tribes in the Arabian peninsula, many members of Ghamd, (Ghamdis), have emigrated in recent decades to the three major metropolitan centers of Saudi Arabia, namely Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.
- Prothero, G.W. (1920). Arabia. London: H.M. Stationary Office. p. 85.