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Note on the Tribes of the Aden Protectorate
Note on the Tribes of the Aden Protectorate is an annotated list of the Arab tribes and sub-tribes of the Aden Protectorate. The short monograph was prepared by a Captain Knapp of the Royal Artillery. It is undated, but based on internal evidence it can be surmised that it was compiled sometime before administrative functions were transferred from the government of India to the British Foreign Office in 1917. The Aden Protectorate, like the Trucial States of the Persian Gulf and the tribal areas of India’s Northwest Frontier, was ...
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An Account of the Arab Tribes in the Vicinity of Aden
An Account of the Arab Tribes in the Vicinity of Aden is an ethnography prepared for use by the British administrators and army in the Aden Protectorate. It was first published in 1886. This edition of 1909 was “corrected and added to by various officers of the Aden Residency” until September 1907. The Aden Residency and the Aden Protectorate were not the same entities. The residency governed the town and port of Aden, beginning in 1839. The protectorate was established in 1886 with the conclusion of separate treaties with tribes ...
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Monograph on the Aden Hinterland as Touching the States of Dthala, Yafa, Alawi, Et cetera
Monograph on the Aden Hinterland is an intelligence report prepared in 1908 by a British army major, Harold Jacob (1866–1936), who was posted to the mountainous areas north of the port town of Aden. It is a richly detailed account of tribal life and practical politics. Jacob led the commission to demarcate the border between the Aden Protectorate and Ottoman Yemen. The detachment operated over difficult terrain, encountering sometimes violent opposition from the inhabitants. The report is marked “secret” and was printed for use by the Aden administration and ...
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South-West Arabia (The Yemen and the Aden Protectorate). Transliteration of Names
Shown here is the third edition (October 1941) of South-West Arabia (The Yemen and the Aden Protectorate), a booklet issued by the British Colonial Office. First produced in 1933, the purpose of the pamphlet was to standardize the spelling of Arabic names among the various departments and offices of the Aden Protectorate. It is divided into two parts, with Part I covering “Proper and Tribal Names,” and Part II “Place Names.” A table at the beginning provides a key to the transliteration of Arabic alphabet into Latin script, which follows ...
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The Residences and Migrations of Arab Tribes
Heinrich Ferdinand Wüstenfeld (1808–99) was a German Orientalist who specialized in Arab history and literature. He studied at the universities of Göttingen and Berlin and taught at Göttingen from 1842 until 1890. Die Wohnsitze und Wanderungen der arabischen Stämme (The residences and migrations of the Arab tribes) is a German translation by Wüstenfeld of the preamble to Muʻjam mā istaʻjama min asmā’ al-bilād wa-al-mawāḍiʻ(The dictionary of corrupted names of regions and places), a geographical dictionary by Andalusian Muslim geographer, historian, and botanist Abu ʻUbayd al-Bakri ...
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Map of Liberia, West Africa
In 1815, the African-American Quaker and maritime entrepreneur Paul Cuffee financed and captained a voyage to Sierra Leone, where he helped a small group of African-American immigrants establish a colony on African soil. The success of Cuffee’s venture led to the founding, in 1817, of the American Colonization Society, with the mission of relocating freeborn and emancipated blacks to Africa. In 1822, the society established its first settlement near what is now Monrovia, Liberia. In the 1820s, colonization societies were formed in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other U.S ...
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