, are a tribe of the Tribe of Manasseh, descended from Makir, son of Manasseh.

The Reubenites, the Gadites and the Makirites liked the lands of Jazer and Gilead and wanted to stay there. So they talked to Moses about that and Moses gave them permission to settle there. Though only under the condition, that the men of these tribes would go to war to Canaan together with the other Isrealite tribes.

Gilead was given to the Makirites.

Jair built Havvoth Jair and Nobah captured Kenath and renamed it to Nobah.