Travels In Arabia By  John Lewis Burckhardt

























































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But When They Converse With Foreigners, Whose Notions They Politely Adopt, The Name Hedjaz Is Bestowed On The Country Between Tayf, Mekka, Medina, Yembo, And Djidda.

The Bedouins give the name of El Ghor, or the low-land, to the whole province westward of the

Mountains from Mekka up to Beder and Yembo; while those mountains themselves northward of Tayf are called by them Hedjaz-es'- Sham, or the Northern Hedjaz." [This would confirm the derivation of Hedjaz (mentioned by Golius) from ahhtedjezet, "quod (provincia Hhegiaz) colligata et constricta montibus sit:" but others derive it from the Arabic word yehedjez, because Hedjaz divides Nedjed from Tehama, or because it connects Yemen with Syria, between which it is situate. As even the shortest note written by Burckhardt must be considered valuable, a few lines, that immediately follow the passage above quoted from his Journal, are here given: "I compute the population of the province usually called Hedjaz, comprising the whole territory of the Sherif of Mekka, together with that of Medina and the towns situated therein, and all the Bedouin tribes, at about two hundred and fifty thousand souls; a number which, I am certain, is rather over than under rated; the greater part being the Bedouin inhabitants of the mountains, and principally the strong tribes of Beni Harb."]

[p.xi] On reference to pages 396 and 397, a remark will be found concerning the different application of this name (Hedjaz) among those who inhabit the sea-coast and those Bedouins who occupy the interior country; and it will even appear that doubts have been entertained whether the sacred city Medina does not belong rather to Nedjed than to Hedjaz.

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