A question from Jamaica [Archives:2004/745/Letters to the Editor]

June 10 2004

Adeeb Mahfood
Kingston, Jamaica
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We are a family originally from Yemen but currently living in Jamaica. I would like to ask your readers a question about our ancestors, whose members may still be in Yemen. If our family tradition has it that our family lived many years ago in Yemen; but emigrated when the Marib Dam collapsed and drought resulted.
Is our tradition correct? Is Mahfouz a specific family name or a general one? Are there any left in Yemen? I hope one of your readers could respond.