Al-ʿAnsī (Arabic: العنسي) is an ancient and prolific tribe originating in the Al Jawf Governorate region of Yemen. After the final breach of the Marib Dam about 570 CE, its members spread across the Arabian Peninsula. Today, members of the tribe are mostly situated in ʿAns, Yemen, with some tribe members residing in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

Famous members of the al-ʿAnsī tribe include:


  1. ^ A.I. Akram. Sword of Allah: Khalid bin al-Waleed, ISBN 0-19-597714-9
  2. ^ Abu al-Abbas Ahmad bin Jab al-Baladhuri