( [ ]), or the Fadhli
[ ]), was one of the original "Nine Sultanates"
that signed protection
in the early 20th
century and became part of the British Aden Protectorate
. It was a founding
member of the Federation of Arab
Emirates of the South
in 1959 and its successor, the Federation of South Arabia
capital of the Fadhlis was originally Shuqara located on the coast
of the Gulf of Aden then the capital changed to Zinjibar, located
about 60 KM to the east of Aden and their sultanate incorporated
the surrounding Abyan
region. The last sultan, Nasser bin Abdullah bin
Hussein bin Ahmed Alfadhli (Arabic: السلطان ناصر بن عبدالله بن حسين
بن أحمد الفضلي), was deposed and the state was abolished in 1967
upon the founding of the People's Republic of South
Yemen and is now part of the Republic of Yemen.
Ref: Gavin, R.J. Aden Under British Rule,
- Gavin, R.J. Aden Under British Rule, 1839-1967.