Talk:Bab-el-Mandeb

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Should not all magnitudes be expressed in the International System of Units? (Brunotaut (talk) 02:29, 18 July 2012 (UTC))

According to what I've seen in the Web, the depth of Bab el Mandeb is about 170m and not fathoms. Can somebody verify the correct depth? Thanks --Noon 17:34, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC) can I add a picture from a geotextbook Uchenna K 3-3-06

Article could use a helpful map. Bastie 21:50, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

"Gate of tears" derived from slave transportsEdit

Wasn't the name "Gate of Tears" given to that strait due to the fact, that Arab slave traders used to carry their "cargo" across it on ship in doing so many slaves died or drowned?

A quick google search seems to indicate the term comes from the large number of shipwrecks that occurred there. Pfly (talk) 12:03, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Isn't this a misunderstanding of the word 'tears', which seems to come from "to tear, to rip, to rend"? I cannot find the translation in any online Arabic dictionaries but one, which says "مندب" (mandab) = "scarred"; this is probably related to "نَدَبَ" (nadaba) scar, or "نَدِبَ" (nadiba) = to scab. Could any native speakers of arabic (or Yemeni arabic) comment on this? --AtonX (talk) 14:10, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

".... according to an Arab legend, from the numbers who were drowned by the earthquake which separated Asia and Africa." Can anyone provide a reference for this interesting information? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ntsukunyane Mphanya (talkcontribs) 06:34, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

The slaves did not like being enslaved, even if they did not drown. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.53.53.66 (talk) 10:25, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Gate of GriefEdit

This version of the name is not mentioned. But it is elsewhere in Wiki. Myrvin (talk) 16:42, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

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Crossing teh Red Sea?Edit

In section Movement out of Africa crossing the Bab-el-Mandeb straits is a matter of speculation. Or heavenly intervention? Anyway, "cn" to remove or support speculation. Kortoso (talk) 20:09, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Bab el-MandebEdit

The WP:Commonname for this strait is by far the "Bab el-Mandeb". "Mandeb Strait" is not anywhere near as common [1]. Middayexpress (talk) 18:29, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

I quite agree. But I think it should be Bab-el-Mandeb rather than Bab el-Mandeb.--Lubiesque (talk) 20:52, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

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United Kingdom in 1799Edit

Not a historical term (maybe used informally at the time). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.222.153.46 (talk) 01:49, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

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