Kunud

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Kunud
Arab tribe
EthnicityArab
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
Oman
LanguageArabic
ReligionIbadi

The Kunud (singular Al Kindi) is a tribe of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.

By the turn of the 20th century, the Kunud, a population of some 1,500, were mostly settled on the East Coast, from Nizwa in Oman to Kalba in Sharjah and Al Hayl in Fujairah, as well as Mahdah and Buraimi.[1]

Associated with the Sudan (Al Suwaidi), the Kunud have been liked to Miqdad ibn Aswad Al Kindi, an immigrant into Oman from Yemen at the time of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.[2] Traditionally, the Kunud followed the Omani Ibadi faith.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lorimer, John (1915). Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Vol II. British Government, Bombay. p. 1041.
  2. ^ 1941-, Heard-Bey, Frauke, (2005). From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates : a society in transition. London: Motivate. p. 32. ISBN 1860631673. OCLC 64689681.
  3. ^ 1941-, Heard-Bey, Frauke, (2005). From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates : a society in transition. London: Motivate. p. 133. ISBN 1860631673. OCLC 64689681.