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ADAMIT (Heb. אֲדָמִית), kibbutz in northern Israel, on the Lebanese border. Adamit, affiliated with Kibbutz Arẓi (Ha-Shomer ha-Ẓa'ir), was founded in 1958, following completion of a serpentine road to secure the access to its small mountain plateau. Most of the settlers were Israel-born and the economy was based on orchards, vineyards, and livestock. In 2004 its population was 106. The name "Adamit" derives from the Arabic "Idmith", but is also reminiscent of the biblical town of Adami (Josh. 19:33), assumed to have been located in the vicinity.

[Efraim Orni]