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Chab, a large division of the Arab Bedouins, who migrated many centuries ago from Nejd to the region about the Euphrates and Tigris confluence, but who are now settled chiefly in South Khuzistan, Persia. All have become Shiahs, and many have intermarried with the Persians and adopted the Persian language. Eight branches: Ali Bu Nasr, Idris, Bawi (not originally Chabs), Nasara, Mohaisen, Beni Jemim, Haideri Hiyader. The Chab Sheikh is very friendly to the English, and commands great influence in the valley of the Karun river, which has recently been opened to British trade.