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Al-Dhafeer (Arabic: الظفير‎, also known as al-Dhafeer or other variants) is an Arab tribe,[1] a subgroup of the Tayy tribe of the Qahtanite people. Most of the tribe is now in Iraq, north-eastern Saudi Arabia, with some living in Syria, Turkey and elsewhere.


  1. ^ Abu-Hakima, Ahmad Mustafa (1965). History of eastern Arabia, 1750-1800: the rise and development of Bahrain and Kuwait. Khayats. p. 36.