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Yemen, the country is divided along sectarian, tribal, regional, ideological, and economic lines. The north
is dominated by Zaydi Shia Muslims (sometimes called a sixth school of Sunni Islam), while the south and
the coastal parts of the country are dominated by Sunni (Shafi’i) Muslims. There are many tribal
groupings in Yemen; the most relevant are the Hashid and Bakil confederations in the arid, northern
steppe. Fertile lands in the south encouraged farming, which helped to dissolve to a certain degree the
tribal roots of these groups and led to the creation of semi-feudal separate entities in the region.
Moreover, access to ports created opportunities for economic growth in the southern part of the
country. Consequently, most of the interior has remained quite isolated and underdeveloped in
comparison to the south. In the Yemeni context, tribes can be understood as kin-ordered, self-
protection, and welfare associations that may agglomerate into confederations of political significance.
Extended families are not necessarily the same thing as a tribe.

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Yemen, the country is divided along sectarian, tribal, regional, ideological, and economic lines. The north is dominated by Zaydi Shia Muslims (sometimes called a sixth school of Sunni Islam), while the south and the coastal parts of the country are dominated by Sunni (Shafi’i) Muslims. There are ...
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