Banu Lakhm (Arabic: بنو لخم) is a large Arab tribe tracing their lineage back to Qahtan, who created an Arab kingdom in Al-Hira, near modern Kufa, Iraq. This kingdom acted as a buffer zone between Arabia and the Persian Empire, preventing Bedouin Arab tribes from infiltrating Persian lands.
(Arabic: بنو لخم)
|Location||Yemen, Oman, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and North Africa|
|Descended from||Malik ibn 'Adiyy|
|Religion||Polytheism, later Islam|