South Arabia is a historical region that consists of the southern region of the Arabian Peninsula centered in what is now the Republic of Yemen, yet it has historically included Najran, and'Asir, which are presently in Saudi Arabia, the Dhofar of present-day Oman. It is the same as Greater Yemen. South Arabia is inhabited by people possessing distinctive linguistic and ethnic affinities, as well as traditions and culture, transcending recent political boundaries. There are two indigenous language groups: the now extinct Old South Arabian languages and the unrelated Modern South Arabian languages, both members of the Semitic family; the term Yamnat was mentioned in Old South Arabian inscriptions on the title of one of the kings of the second Himyarite kingdom known as Shammar Yahrʽish II. The term was referring to the southwestern coastline of the Arabian peninsula and the southern coastline between Aden and Hadramout. One etymology derives Yemen from ymnt, meaning "South", plays on the notion of the land to the right.
Other sources claim that Yemen is related to yamn or yumn, meaning "felicity" or "blessed", as much of the country is fertile. The Romans called it Arabia Felix, as opposed to Arabia Deserta. Classical Latin and Greek writers used the name "India" to refer to South Arabia; the use of the term "India" arise from the fact that the Persians called the Abyssinians whom they came into contact in South Arabia by the name of the dark-skinned people who lived next to them, i.e. Indians. Three thousand years ago, several ancient states occupied the region of South Arabia, being M'ain, Qataban and Saba. In these ancient times South Arabia claimed several notable features: the famous dam at Marib, the cosmopolitan incense trade, as well as the legendary Queen of Sheba. Two thousand years ago the Himyarites became the masters of South Arabia, dominating the region for several centuries; the Ethiopian Kingdom of Aksum invaded South Arabia first in the 3rd–4th centuries later in the 6th under King Kaleb who subjugated the region, c.
520. They were displaced by Persian forces of the Sassanid dynasty, c.575, who arrived by sea. A half-century in the year 6 A. H. the region converted to Islam. Ancient kingdoms and appellations: Saba' Ma'īn Qatabān Ḥaḑramawt Awsān Himyar Arabia Felix Pre-Islamic foreign occupiers: Axum Sasanian Empire. Umayyad 661–750 Abbasid 750–897 Ziyadid 819–1022 Zaydi Imams 897-1962 Najahid 1022-1158 Sulaihid 1047–1138 Zurayid 1083-1193 Ayyubid 1174–1228 Rasulid 1229–1454 Tahiride 1454–1526 Northern Yemen Eyalet, Ottoman Empire Yemen Vilayet, Ottoman Empire Idrisid Emirate Southern Aden city Aden Province Colony of Aden Regional Aden Protectorate Federation of Arab Emirates of the South Federation of South Arabia Protectorate of South Arabia Independent Yemen: Unified Republic of Yemen Northern Idrisid Emirate Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen Yemen Arab Republic Southern Qu'aiti Sultanate People's Republic of South Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Other articles Yemenite Reunification North Yemen & South Yemen Democratic Republic of Yemen Greater Yemen Houthi insurgency in Yemen Najran, Jizan,'Asir in Saudi Arabia Dhofar in Oman Greater Yemen List of Yemen-related topics Official Website of the Al-Quaiti Royal Family of Hadhramaut
Dr Michael Dundon was a Maltese politician of Irish birth. He was the 7th surviving child of William and Ellen Dundon, Patrickswell, County Limerick, Ireland, he was educated at Queen's College, at the Cecilia Street Hospital and graduated as M. D. M. Ch. of the Queen's, afterwards the Royal, University of Ireland, in 1876. Entering the Army as surgeon on 30 July 1881, he became lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corp after 20 years' service, retired on 11 December 1907, he served in the South African War from 1899 to 1901, took part in operations in the Orange Free State and in the Transvaal and received the Queen's medal with four clasps. Following his service in South Africa he was stationed in Malta, he rejoined for service in the war of 1914-18. He became the first leader in Parliament of the Maltese Labour Party from 1926 to 1927 serving as Minister for health from 1926–27, he resigned his position of Partit Laburista leader on 29 November 1927 for health reasons and was succeeded by Dr Paul Boffa.
He was married on 7 July 1885 to Rebecca Madrona and had two children, Francis Michael Dundon and Ellen Rebecca Dundon. He is buried in the Addolorata Cementery, Raħal Ġdid and has a bridge dedicated to him. Labour Party website www.partitlaburista.org
Route 369 is a provincial highway located in the Capitale-Nationale region in south-central Quebec. The highway runs from Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier and ends in the Beauport sector of Quebec City at the junctions of Autoroute 40 and Route 360; the highway serves CFB Valcartier military base located just off Autoroute 573. Quebec City including Beauport and Loretteville Val-Belair Courcelette Shannon Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier List of Quebec provincial highways Official Transports Quebec Map Route 369 on Google Maps