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Al-ʿAnsī (Arabic: العنسي‎‎) is an ancient and prolific tribe originating in the Hadhramaut region of Yemen. After the final breach of the Marib Dam about 570 CE, its members spread across the Arabian Peninsula. Members of this tribe are mostly situated in ʿAns, Yemen today, with tribe members resident in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

Famous members of the al-ʿAnsī tribe include:


  1. ^ A.I. Akram. Sword of Allah: Khalid bin al-Waleed, ISBN 0-19-597714-9
  2. ^ Abu al-Abbas Ahmad bin Jab al-Baladhuri