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1) Abu Dhabi. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu Dhabi, (aŽboo thaŽbe, za-, da-) (KEY) , Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c.26,000 sq mi (67,300 sq km), part of the federation of seven United Arab...

2) Abu Bakr. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu Bakr, (aŽboo bakŽr) (KEY) , 573-634, 1st caliph, friend, father-in-law, and successor of Muhammad. He was probably Muhammad's first convert outside the Prophet's...

3) Abu Muslim. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu Muslim, (aŽboo moosŽlim) (KEY) , c.728-755, Persian leader of the Abbasid revolution. By political and religious agitation he raised (747) the black banners of...

4) Abu Qir. The American Heritageź Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British...

5) Abu Qir. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu Qir, or Abukir (both: aŽbookerŽ, booŽkr) (KEY) , village, N Egypt, on a promontory in the Nile River delta. Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French fleet...

6) Abu al-Abbas as-Saffah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu al-Abbas as-Saffah, (aŽboo al-abasŽ as-safaŽ) (KEY) , d. 754, 1st Abbasid caliph (749-54). Raised to the caliphate by the armed might of Abu Muslim, he took the...

7) Abu al-Faraj. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu al-Faraj, see Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius....

8) Manzil Abu Ruqaybah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Manzil Abu Ruqaybah, see Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia....

9) Abu al-Fida. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu al-Fida, (aŽboo al-feŽda, -fidaŽ) (KEY) , 1273-1331, Arab historian, b. Damascus. He fought against the Christians in the last period of the Crusades and later...

10) Abu al-Faraj Ali of Esfahan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abu al-Faraj Ali of Esfahan, (aŽboo al-farajŽ aleŽ, esfahanŽ) (KEY) , 897-967, Arabic scholar from Iran. He is mainly known for his invaluable Kitab al-Aghani (book...

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