Albu Salih
The Albu Salih tribe is an original Arabic tribe that descends from the Shammar
The tribe of Shammar is one of the largest tribes of Nejd-Saudi Arabia, with an estimated 1 million in Iraq, over 2.5 million in Saudi Arabia , a Kuwaiti population of around 100,000, a Syrian population is thought to exceed 1 million and with an unknown number in Jordan...

 tribe, through the Al Aslam tribe. They are located in Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

 and are concentrated in Al'Aslah , a village in the city of Nasiriyah
Nasiriyah is a city in Iraq. It is on the Euphrates about 225 miles southeast of Baghdad, near the ruins of the ancient city of Ur. It is the capital of the province of Dhi Qar...

; they can also be found in Amarah
Amarah , is a city in southeastern Iraq, located on a low ridge next to the Tigris River waterway south of Baghdad about 50 km from the border with Iran. It lies at the northern tip of the marshlands between the Tigris and Euphrates....

, AlBasra
Basra is the capital of Basra Governorate, in southern Iraq near Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of two million as of 2009...

, and Al Diwaniyah
Al Diwaniyah
Al Diwaniyah is the capital city of Iraq's Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate. In 2002, its population was estimated at 440,927. The area around Al Diwaniyah, which is well irrigated from the nearby Euphrates river, is often considered to be one on the most fertile parts of Iraq, and is heavily cultivated...


The population of this tribe is approximately 800,000 people and consists of clans from other tribes. The two main clans in this tribe, Al Rumaieth and Al Nassrallah, both descend from Shammar tribe through different branches. Albu Salih's president is Sheikh Sabah bin Faris bin Mohsen bin Bader Al Rumaith. Sheikh Sabah resides in Al Nassriya, Iraq.

Sheikh Bader Al Rumaieth, great grandfather of Sheikh Sabah, was well known for his generosity and his concern for his people. Sheikh Bader Al Rumaieth also showed great courage and bravery during the British occupation of southern Iraq in the 1920s. He, along with other tribes, managed to lead his people in the resistance until they had pushed the British out of their tribal land.

Main Sections

  • Al Rumaieth (الرميض)

  • Al Nassrallah (النصرالله)

  • Al Ghlam (الغلام)

  • Al Mubadar (المبادر)

  • Al Khalewi (الخليوي)

  • Al Tarajamh (التراجمه)

  • Al Zarkan (الزركان) - Al Omar, Al Hasuna (sub clans)

Albu Salih appellation

A person belonging to the Albu Salih tribe will go by the last name Al Salihiy (Also spelt Al Salihi, Alsalahi, and Alsalhi). However, traditionally Arabs tend to go by their first name followed by their father's name then their grandfather's name and so on.
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