Talk:Tribes of Arabia

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Map: Hizwa?? oder Nizwa. Pyule — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:43, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

This article should contain a general description of Arabian tribes. MP (talk) 11:24, 26 February 2006 (UTC)


Slackerlawstudent ,the article needs several maps depending on years (from - to) . Ammar (Talk - Don't Talk) 08:03, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Maps of what exactly? Slacker 10:33, 9 April 2007 (UTC)


Ammar (Talk - Don't Talk) 11:15, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Do you know any good (free) software for adding text to maps? Slacker 11:58, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes , [5] Ammar (Talk - Don't Talk) 12:08, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
ok i'll make it by myself whenever u finish the article . Ammar (Talk - Don't Talk) 13:42, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

This map is ridiculously wrong. Who made this?? Iraq--the metropolitan areas of Persian Sasanid Empire that contained its capital, Ctesiphon (a few miles south of modern Baghdad) is placed inside the Lakhmid territories (a vassal of the Sasanids)?? That is rich. But then again, this map also places all the Levantine coast, to include Jerusalem and Damascus inside Ghassanid territory (a vassal of the Byzantine)! Who makes these nonsensical stuff? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:41, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Ad and Thamud perished because of their decadence[edit]

I don't think that statement belongs anywhere near Wikipedia. 15:25, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

I think it's alright cuz the paragraph states how Arabs used to view them. Hakeem.gadi (talk) 13:40, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

A lot more work[edit]

This article misses a lot. First of all, it does not really talk about how the tribes are classified. True, you have Qahtan and Adnan, but this classification is higher than a tribe; it is a "sha'b" and within in each are many tribes; within each tribe are many "butoon"...etc.

Second, you do not follow a proper naming system. As an example, you have listed a lot of tribes (as well as lower classifications as low as faseel or even bait (house)) under “banu” (children of…); actually they are all children of someone so using that is not practical since you can have everyone under that – the word banu does not even necessarily signify a tribe. You also used “Al”, which can be added to almost all of them. Al signifies that this is less than a tribe because it Al means “the house of”, which is a faseel, the lowest of formal classification.

Moreover, I don’t think you need maps as much as needing charts to show how each group descends from another. Example, Quraish decends from Mudhar (the tribe), Hashim (in the article Banu Hashim) descend from Quraish; and Banu Abdul Muttalib descend from Hashim. All of those descend from Adnan.

I’m not an expert in Nasab, but I can see that this needs a lot more study.

--Maha Odeh 07:12, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

there was 380 arabian tribe before islam

after islam many tribes move to another lands looking for good land and water outside Arabian Peninsula

What is a tribe?[edit]

In this context, how does a tribe differ from other groups, such as a sept or a clan? Are tribes typically endagamous? What Arabic word are we translating when we say "tribe"? Of what subgroups is a tribe typically composed? Are several tribes commonly permanently alied in a larger group or structure? Jim.henderson (talk) 02:48, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Arab tribes in the 21st Century[edit]

The article needs to point out the fact that early Arab tribes have spread across a wide are, away from the Arabian peninsula. These include North Africa, Sudan, Eritrea, and areas of Somalia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:10, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't think there are any Arab tribes in Ethiopia or Somalia. Majority of them immigrated to the northern middle east not africa. Akmal94 (talk) 01:48, 18 February 2015 (UTC)