Subay' are a Sunni Muslim
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 tribe of central Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
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. The tribe is of North Arabian
North Arabian
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 (Adnanite) stock, and traces its lineage to the large, ancient tribe of Banu 'Amir
Banu 'Amir
Banu 'Amir ibn Sa'sa'ah or Banu 'Amir were a large and ancient Arab tribal confederation originating from central and southwestern Arabia that dominated Nejd for centuries after the rise of Islam. The tribe is of North Arabian stock, tracing its lineage to Adnan through Hawazin, and its original...

, also known as 'Amir ibn Sa'sa'a, who came to dominate Nejd in the medieval period.

At the turn of the 20th century the tribe comprised both nomadic (bedouin
The Bedouin are a part of a predominantly desert-dwelling Arab ethnic group traditionally divided into tribes or clans, known in Arabic as ..-Etymology:...

) and sedentary sections. The original grazing lands of the tribe's bedouins had been the region of Ranyah and Kurmah, on the border between Nejd and 'Asir. The tribe ended up roaming the areas of central Nejd around Riyadh
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, along with the closely related tribe of the Suhool
The Suhool are an Arab tribe of the region of Nejd in central Saudi Arabia. They are descendants of the larger tribe of Banu 'Amir, also known as 'Amir ibn Sa'sa'a, and are considered the cousins of Subay'....

. Some sections, though, moved further north, where they later established the town of Rumah
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, and members of the tribe have also settled in Kuwait
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The sedentary members of the tribe, on the other hand, have mostly resided in Nejd for centuries, a possible legacy of Banu 'Amir's heyday. Families that belong to Subay' can be found in practically every town in the region, making up a disproportianate amount of Nejd's traditional sedentary population.

Like most other tribes in the country, most of Subay's bedouins are now themselves settled in cities such as Riyadh and Dammam
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, though they are often distinguishable from their sedentary cousins by their use of the tribal appellation "Al-Subayee" as their last name.

The tribe was traditionally loyal to the Saudi dynasty
House of Saud
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 in the period leading up to the establishment of modern-day Saudi Arabia
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Subay' Are An Adnanite tribe who are the offsprings of :

Subay' ibn
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 J'adah ibn Ka'ab ibn Rabi'ah ibn Amir ibn Sa'sa'a ibn Mo'awiyah ibn Bakr ibn Hawazin bin Mansour bin Ekrama bin Khafsa bin Qais Ailan ibn Madher
Mudhar or Mudar , is one of two major branches of the "North arabian" tribes, the other branch being Rabi'ah....

 ibn Nazar
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 ibn Ma'ad ibn Adnan
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 ibn Add ibn Send ibn Napyot
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  ibn Ishmael
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ibn Abraham
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  ibn Azar
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  (Terah) ibn Nahoor
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  ibn Srooj
Serug was the son of Reu and the father of Nahor, according to Genesis 11:20-23. He is also the great-grandfather of Abraham.In the Masoretic text that modern Bibles are based on, he was 30 when Nahor was born, and lived to the age of 230...

  ibn Ra'o
Reu or Ragau in Genesis was the son of Peleg and the father of Serug, thus being Abraham's great-great-grandfather.He was 32 when Serug was born and lived to the age of 239 , according to the Masoretic text...

  ibn Phaleg
__notoc__Peleg is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as one of the two sons of Eber, an ancestor of the Israelites, according to the "Table of Nations" in and . Peleg's son was Reu, born when Peleg was thirty, and he had other sons and daughters. According to the Hebrew Bible, Peleg lived to the age...

  ibn Aber
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  ibn Shaleh  ibn Arpheckshad
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  ibn Sam
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  ibn Noah
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 ibn Lamek
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  ibn Motoshaleh
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 ibn Edres
Enoch (ancestor of Noah)
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 (Enoch) ibn Yared
Jared (ancestor of Noah)
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 ibn Mehlaiel
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 ibn Qenan
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 ibn Anosh ibn Sheeth ibn Adam
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