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al-Yaman

al-Yaman
 
The old Arabic legends and even the Yemenis say that AL-YAMAN derives from the word AL-YUMN (blessing and prosperity). This meaning agrees with the name "Arabia Felix".

Others say the classification AL-YAMAN derives from yumna (right from the Kaaba...). The Arabs orientate themselves towards the right direction, because the right side is a symbol of fortune.

Still some Yemenis always express with the word "AL-SHAM" the North and with AL-YAMAN the South. Today the Yemen is called "Republic of Yemen".

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