In the present states like UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, were there more nomadic people than sedentary or settled Arab peoples during the 7th century?

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    That Mecca was still a small town of just a few thousand population in the 18th and mid-19th centuries very strongly suggests that Arabian urbanization was still well under 10% even at that time. P.S.: Any claim to the contrary, given global statistics for the time period, would likely be regarded by historians as extraordinary; and thus requiring extraordinary evidence. – Pieter Geerkens May 9 '18 at 12:21

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