Review Of The ‘Anizah Tribe.
‘Anizah Tribe, arabia, Syrian Desert, middle East, Syria, Iraq, Transjordania, Nejd, ‘anizah dialect
8 vo, 92 pp of English text, hard back in d/w,1 b/w photograph, appendices, 1 folding table, maps, edited by Bruce Ingham.
It concerns the Iraqi branch of the ‘Anizah, probably the most numerous of bedouin tribes, so numerous that the bedouin saying runs ‘any enemy, but not the ‘Anizah” The ‘Amarat are less documented than their Syrian cousins, the Rwalah. So it is interesting to see the “ review”, which contains details of tribal divisions, economic life, customs and language. the name of the Hadhdhal, the sheikhly line of the ‘Amarat is a name with a long history and still much respected in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.