Banu Lam

Banu Lam (Arabic: بنو لام‎) is an Arab tribe of central Arabia and southern Iraq. The tribe claims descent from the ancient Arab tribe of Tayy. It has dominated western Nejd (the region between Medina and al-Yamama) before the 15th century for more than 400 years with deep history into the region of Nejd. The tribe is contained of three sub-tribes bedouin (nomadic) groups: the Fudhool, the Al Kathir, and the Al Mughira , and Al-Dhafeer. Many clans from Bani Lam, however, remained in Nejd as settled townspeople.


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