Abyan - أبين

[The ʿAdan Abyan] district ( mik̲h̲lāf ) in Yaman in the Wādī Banā, comprising several castles and the seaport of ʿAdan . There is a settlement of the same name Abyan contained in the district.2


  • أبين1
  • Abyan

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  • Coordinates (representative):
    • Lat. 13.6291° Long. 46.126°3


وأبين هى اقدم من عدن واليها تنسب عدن لان برهم وفواكههم وخضرهم منها لكثرة القرى والمزارع بها وكذلك لهج1
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  • 1 Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Maqdisī, Aḥsan al-taqāsīm fī maʿrifat al-aqālīm, pp: 85.
  • 2 P. Bearman (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition
  • 3 Marc Wick (ed.), "http://sws.geonames.org/80425," GeoNames

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Abyan - أبين ” in The Beth Qaṭraye Gazetteer, last modified January 10, 2020, https://bqgazetteer.bethmardutho.org/place/5573.


Abyan - أبين .” In The Beth Qaṭraye Gazetteer, edited by Haya Al Thani, Saif al-Murikhi, Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn, Abdul Rahman Chamseddine and Mario Kozah. Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, 2020. Entry published January 10, 2020. https://bqgazetteer.bethmardutho.org/place/5573.

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  • Additional research from Encyclopedia of Islam and the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage by Tobias Scheunchen
  • Data correction and integration from Ibn Battuta, al-Bakri, al-Tabari, Nasir Khusraw, Ibn Jubayr, Isho’yahb III, Al-Muqaddasī, Ibn Ḥawqal, Al-Masūdī, Yāqūt b. ʿAbdallāh al-Ḥamawī by Tobias Scheunchen
  • Al-Muqaddasī data collection by Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn
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