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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the sand region. (1.) A land mentioned in Gen. 2:11 rich in gold
    and bdellium and onyx stone. The question as to the locality of
    this region has given rise to a great diversity of opinion. It
    may perhaps be identified with the sandy tract which skirts
    Babylonia along the whole of its western border, stretching from
    the lower Euphrates to the mountains of Edom.
      (2.) A district in Arabia-Felix. It is uncertain whether the
    tribe gave its name to this region or derived its name from it,
    and whether it was originally a Cushite (Gen. 10:7) or a
    Joktanite tribe (10:29; comp. 25:18), or whether there were both
    a Cushite and a Joktanite Havilah. It is the opinion of Kalisch,
    however, that Havilah "in both instances designates the same
    country, extending at least from the Persian to the Arabian
    Gulf, and on account of its vast extent easily divided into two
    distinct parts." This opinion may be well vindicated.
      (3.) One of the sons of Cush (Gen. 10:7).
      (4.) A son of Joktan (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chr. 1:23).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Havilah, that suffers pain; that brings forth