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Hamran (Homran), an Arab people of East Soudan in the Upper Atbara valley, north-west frontier of Abyssinia. They have a few permanent settlements along the river banks, where they cultivate a little land, but most of them are nomads and daring hunters, pursuing the elephant, lion, and rninoceros armed only with the sword. Many, however, are now supplied with rifles and employed by the German animal-traders to capture the large animals with which they furnish the European zoological gardens and menageries. Sir S. Baker and all other travellers who have visited them speak highly of their courage, trustworthiness, and loyalty. (Myers, With the Hamran Arabs, 1876; F. L. James, Wild Tribes of the Soudan, 1883.)