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‘Audhali Sultanate
سلطنة العوذلي
State of the Federation of South Arabia

18th century–1967
Location of ‘Awdhali
Map of the Federation of South Arabia
Capital Zarah
Government Sultanate
Historical era 20th century
 •  Established 18th century
 •  Disestablished 1967

Audhali (Arabic: العوذليal-‘Awdhalī or العواذل al-‘Awādhal), or the Audhali Sultanate (Arabic: سلطنة العوذليSalṭanat al-‘Awdhalī), was a state in the British Aden Protectorate. It was a founding member of the Federation of Arab Emirates of the South in 1959 and its successor, the Federation of South Arabia, in 1963. Its capital was Zarah.[1]


The date of the foundation of the Sultanate is uncertain. The `Awdhali Sultanate became a British protectorate in 1890. Its last sultan, Salih ibn al Husayn ibn Jabil Al Audhali, was deposed and his state was abolished in 1967 upon the founding of the People's Republic of South Yemen. The area is now part of the Republic of Yemen.


The rulers of the `Awdhali Sultanate had the style of Sultan al-Saltana al-`Awdhaliyya.[2]


  • c.1750 - 1780 Salih al-`Awdhali Ibn al-Awsaji
  • c.1780 - 1820 Ja`bil ibn Salih al-`Awdhali ibn al-Awsaji
  • c.1820 - 1870 Ahmad ibn Salih al-`Awdhali ibn al-Awsaji
  • 1870 - 1890 Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-`Awdhali ibn al-Awsaji
  • 1890 - 1900 Hamid ibn Ja`bil al-`Awdhali ibn al-Awsaji
  • 1900 - 3 Sep 1928 al-Qasim ibn Hamid al-`Awdhali ibn al-Awsaji
  • 1928 - Sep 1967 Salih ibn al-Husayn ibn Ja`bil al-`Awdhali ibn al-Awsaji
  • 1928 - 19.. Muhammad Ja`bil -Regent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paul Dresch. A History of Modern Yemen. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000
  2. ^ States of the Aden Protectorates

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Coordinates: 13°32′N 45°31′E / 13.54°N 45.52°E / 13.54; 45.52