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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Allen3 talk 11:07, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Solluba[edit]

Created/expanded by Rafy (talk). Self nom at 17:05, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg New, more than 1,500 characters, well-sourced. Really interesting article. Will be happy to approve, if you can tell me which source exactly supports the hook statement that they "once dominated Arabia".
And also, is anything known about them since after WWI or nobody has mentioned them since then?--Երևանցի ասելիք կա՞ 04:06, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Info is taken from Roger Blench's The Semiticisation of the Arabian Peninsula and the problem of its reflection in the archaeological record. It is well established that Palaeolithics were already in Arabia since 100,000 BP, Semites on the other hand did not appear until 5,000 ago.
They were already near extinct by the WW2, EOI mentions that they were mostly assimilated by other tribes. I did some deep googling in Arabic and all I found is some "Sulaibi" try to refute claims of not being Arabs, pretty much proofs the total assimilation conclusion.--Rafy talk 11:06, 8 November 2012 (UTC)