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With a gradual decline in the quality of Ottoman rule, the country was brought to a state of widespread neglect. By the end of the 18th century, much of the land was owned by absentee landlords and leased to impoverished tenant farmers, and taxation was as crippling as it was capricious. The great forests of Galilee and the Carmel mountain range were denuded of trees; swamp and desert encroached on agricultural land.

Ibn Saud was born on 15 January 1875 in Riyadh in the region of Najd in central Arabia. [6] [7] He was the son of Abdul Rahman bin Faisal , last ruler of the Emirate of Nejd , the "Second Saudi State", a tribal sheikhdom centered on Riyadh. His family, the House of Saud , had been a power in central Arabia for the previous 130 years. Under the influence and inspiration of Wahhabi Islam, the Saudis had previously attempted to control much of the Arabian peninsula in the form of the Emirate of Diriyah , the "First Saudi State", until its destruction by an Ottoman army in the Ottoman–Wahhabi War in the early nineteenth century. [8] Ibn Saud's mother was a member of the Sudairi family, [9] Sarah Al Sudairi. [10] She died in 1910. [11]

1890 (attested from 1860 as a foreign word), from Swahili, literally "journey, expedition," from Arabic, literally "referring to a journey," from safar "journey" (which itself is attested in English as a foreign word from 1858). Used from 1920s of various articles of clothing suitable for safaris.


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