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Al Baha is the homeland of Zahran and Ghamid. Large numbers, however, currently live in western Saudi Arabia (mainly in Mecca, Jeddah), Riyadh and Dammam due to large migration from villages and small cities during the 1960s and '70s in search of a better life.
- Banu Daws comprises three divisions: Banu Manhib, Banu Fahm and Banu Ali.
- Banu 'Amr includes three divisions: Banu Harir and Banu 'Adwan (Banu 'Adwan occupied Adwan village in Syria and gave the village its name).
- Banu Yusa includes five divisions: Banu Hasan, Bal-Khirmar, Banu Kinanah (not to be confused with Banu Kinanah), Banu 'Amir (not to be confused with Banu 'Amir) and Ahl Baydan.
Zahrani Arabic dialect
Zahrani Arabic dialect is closely related to standard Arabic language. The original roots of Zahrani dialect came from Yemen which is the original resource of Arabic language. Ahmed Abdul Ghafur Attar, a Saudi poet and linguist, said in an article that the language of the Hejaz, especially that which is spoken in Belad Ghamdi and Zahran, is close to the Classical Language.
Faisal Ghori (Arabic فيصل غوري), a famous scholar of Arabic literature, in his book Qabayil Al- Hejaz (Hejazi tribes) wrote: "We can say is that there are some tribes in Arabia whose language today much closer to the classical Arabic language. The tribes of Belad Ghamid and Zahran are a good example of this."
Zahrani tribal governance
Notable people from Zahran tribe
- Abu Hurairah, one of the sahabah (companions) of Muhammad
- Ibn Duraid, Abbasid poet
- Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, Arabian lexicographer and philologist
- Faris al-Zahrani, Saudi Arabian Al-Qaeda member
- Khalid al-Zahrani, candidate to become one of the September 11 hijackers
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