Bridging the Gap

Our main concern is the genealogical researches who are specialized in the tribal dynasties and families in the Arab region, and in the genealogical lineages the tribal trees and the families (Adam trees). Our emphasis is focused on bridging the gap between reality and expectations.

Genealogies in the Arab Region

Genealogies in the Arab region are distinguished by being committed to the system of segmentary lineage and the (patrilinearly) whether in tribes or in families. This includes the Arab tribes as well as the Barbarian tribes and their families (The Amazigh). Here is an overview of the segmentary lineage as well as a description of the most important ethnicities and places of their proliferation in the Arab region.

Segmentary Lineage

The term “descent” means a group of people descending directly from a single lineage ancestor. In the societies of the Arab region, genealogies are organized in a way that they are derived just from patriarchal system which means that the inheritance is transferred just from father to son. The system of the stratum lineage has an important function in regulating the inheritance issues and the property rights.

Of course there is a broad agreement that these types of species do not virtuously exist in one society. In fact, societies are usually a mixture of profiles. The study of stratum lineage obtains a great deal of interest, so to illustrate, because they have provided broad possibilities for understanding how egalitarian tribal societies can effectively organize themselves.

Ethnicities the Arabs

The term "Arabs" denotes the ethnicity of peoples with diverse origins, religious backgrounds, and historical identities.
The geographical area inhabited by the Arabs can be determined through one of these aspects:

  1. The Ethnic Approach: According to the traditional Arab heritage, the origin of the Arab derives from two famous grandparents, Qahtan and Adnan. While Qahtan represents the grandfather of the Qahtan (Qahtanite) peoples of the Yemeni origin, the Arab lineage relates the Qahtani’s to Yaktan or Qatan as mentioned in the Old Testament of The Bible. Henceforth, the lineage of Adnan, the grandfather of the Adnanis (Adnanite) peoples, is related to Ismail bin Ibrahim. Both are originated from the descendants of Sam bin Noah and are related to the Semtic peoples.  
  2. The Linguistic Approach: It is an expanded definition that includes all the people who speak the Arabic language and live in a wide area extending from southern Iran in the East to the Kingdom of Morocco in the West, including parts of Minor Southeast Asia, the East, and West Africa. 
  3. The Political Approach: It includes the people residing in 22 Arab countries.

The Berbers

They are also referred to as the Amazighs, and they are an ethnic native group of people in North Africa. According to the traditional genealogy, these people come from an ancient ancestor named (Mazigh) and, therefore, they are sometimes called the Amazighs. They relate their lineage to Canaan from the descendants of Ham bin Noah and are related to the Hamitic peoples.
The geographical area that is inhabited by the Berbers witnesses the inhabitants who descend from the Berber origins and speak the Arabic language in addition to their native language, the Amazigh. They also inhabit a large area based in the North and West Africa.
These tribes spread mainly in 5 Arab countries namely: Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania. In addition they widely spread in other non-Arab African countries.

The Kurds

In the context of the Adam Research Center criteria, we refer to the Kurdish ethnic group that settled in the Arab countries and mastered speaking the Arabic language. This only includes the residents living in 3 Arab countries, mainly: Iraq, Syria, and Jordan.


In the context of the Adam Research Center criteria, we refer to the Chechen ethnic group who settled in Arab countries and spoke the Arabic language, and settled mainly in Jordan.

The Turkmen

In the context of the Adam Research Center criteria, we refer to the Turkmen ethnic group who settled in the Arab countries and spoke the Arabic language, settling mainly in Iraq, Syria and Jordan.

Arab Minorities in Non-Arab Countries

In drawing the political borders of the Arab world, the Arab minorities stayed in non-Arab countries like the rest of the African continent and in some Middle Eastern countries such as Turkey and Iran. The same happened to other minorities that stayed in Arab countries such as the Kurds, Turkmen and Chechens.

Arabs in diaspora

Arab in diaspora are the descendants of the Arab emigrants.
A part of them voluntarily emigrated and others went as refugees, emigrated from their native lands to worldwide countries.

Arab Demographics

There are 22 Arab countries that are members of the United Nation Organizations. These countries share the membership of the Arab League
The population of these Arab countries is approximately:

Modern country bundles:

Contains the tribe branches in each Arab modern political country.
We refer once more to the branches of mobile and migratory tribes/branches/families in the country administrative divisions in the sub-bundle country of the group.

  • 1st Group - The Arabian Peninsula - Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait,
  • 2nd Group - Iraq and the Levant countries & Sinai Peninsula of Egypt - Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon,
  • 3rd Group - East Africa and Egypt - Egypt ,Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Comoros
  • 4th Group - North and West Africa - Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania