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Dathina Sheikhdom
مشيخة دثينة
State of the Federation of South Arabia

18th century–1967
Location of Dathina
Map of the Federation of South Arabia
Capital Mudiyah
Government Sheikhdom
Historical era 20th century
 •  Established 18th century
 •  Disestablished 1967

Dathina (Arabic: دثينةDathīnah), the Dathina Sheikhdom (Arabic: مشيخة دثينةMashyakhat Dathīnah), or sometimes the Dathina Confederation, 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 Mudiyah.[1]


The state was abolished on 14 August 1967 upon the founding of the People's Republic of Yemen. In 1990 it became part of the Republic of Yemen.


Dathina was ruled for one-year terms by Chairmen of the Council of State who bore the title Na'ib, Ra'is Majlis al-Dawla.[2]

  • 1965 - 6? Apr 1966? al-Husayn ibn Mansur al-Jabiri
  • 1966 - 14 Aug 1967 `Abd al-Qadir ibn Shaya

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°56′N 46°05′E / 13.933°N 46.083°E / 13.933; 46.083