Banu Hamdan (Arabic: همدان; Musnad: 𐩠𐩣𐩵𐩬) was a well known clan that dates back to the 1st millennium BCE and originated in area around present day Yemen. It was mentioned in Sabaic inscriptions as qayls of Hashid, who later acquired control over a part of Bakil and finally gave their clan name to a tribal confederation including Hashid and Bakil.
Hashid and Bakil
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