Al Nahyan family

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House of Al Nahyan
Emblem of Abu Dhabi - Gold.svg
Country United Arab Emirates
Founded 1761
Founder Nahyan bin Falah
Titles Emir of Abu Dhabi
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Style(s) His/Her Highness

Al Nahyan (Arabic: آل نهيانĀl Nohayān/ English: The house of Nahyan) are one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates, and are based in the capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Al Nahyan is a branch of the House of Al Falahi (Āl Bū Falāḥ), a branch of the Bani Yas tribe, and are related to the House of Al Falasi and also related to Bani Yas House of Al-Yassi, these two powerful houses/tribes are from which the ruling the family of Dubai, Al Maktoum, descends. Al Nahyans came to Abu Dhabi in the 18th century and hail from Liwa Oasis.[1] They have been the rulers of Abu Dhabi since 1793, but have been ruling their tribe in Liwa Oasis hundreds of years back. Five of the rulers who ruled from the late 1800s to early 1900s killed one another; they were brothers.[2][3]

Members

Notable members of the Al Nahyan family include:

Rulers of Abu Dhabi

Other Family Members

Offshoot

See also

References

  1. ^ Motohiro, Ono (March 2011). "Reconsideration of the Meanings of the Tribal Ties in the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Emirate in Early ʼ90s" (PDF). Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies. 4–1 (2): 25–34. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ Onley, James; Sulayman Khalaf (September 2006). "Shaikhly Authority in the Pre-oil Gulf: An Historical–Anthropological Study" (PDF). History and Anthropology. 17 (3): 189–208. doi:10.1080/02757200600813965. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  3. ^ Davidson, Christopher M. (2011). Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond. Hurst. ISBN 9781849041539.
  4. ^ "Abu Dhabi sheikh's body in Lake". 30 March 2010 – via bbc.co.uk.
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