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1. A member of an ancient Semitic people inhabiting northwestern Yemen.
2. The extinct Old South Arabian language spoken by this people.

[Latin Mīnaeus, of Old South Arabian origin.]
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First, there was the Minaean kingdom, which lasted from about 1200 to 650 BC, and whose prosperity was due mainly to the trade of frankincense and spices.
Saini is also director of Minaean, an affiliate construction company of Shapoorji Pallonji.
Between the 12th century BC and the 6th century AD, it was part of the Minaean, Sabaean, and Himyarite kingdoms, which controlled the lucrative spice trade, and later came under Ethiopian and Persian rule.
Yemen, the land of history and civilization, the Land of the Two Paradises, the Sheba civilization, the Minaean Kingdom and the Himyarite Kingdom is facing difficult times due to Saleh's insistence on occupying the presidential chair for an additional period of time.
Court records show that Minaean defied Lane County Circuit Judge Charles Carlson's July 2010 order that it produce documents requested by Davis' lawyers to prepare for trial in the case.
Nussli India had signed a mem orandum of understanding with a Canadian company's wholly owned subsidiary, Minaean Habitat India Pvt Ltd, for supplying modular construction technologies using light-gauge steel at Games venues.
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A Minaean text invokes 'ttr srqn wgrbn, or "Attar of the east and the west." (12) As the most prominent morning star is the planet Venus, 'Attar has commonly been understood to relate to this planet.
15 (Saba) - One of the worst hit areas has been Yemen's northern province of Saada, Saada City, the provincial capital, was founded before the fourth century B.C., as the hub of the Minaean Kingdom of Main.
and Minaean Power Structures Inc.: Plaintiff alleges that defendants' negligence caused an accident in which he was injured.
al-Theeb, titled "A New Minaean Inscription from North Arabia"; the fourth is M.