Portion of original land of Nephi over which the Lamanite Lamoni, a descendant of Ishmael, was king. Ammon served here while on his mission and helped convert Lamoni and his people. After Lamoni’s conversion, he had synagogues built in the land. Later, under the threat of a Lamanite attack, Ammon and his brethren held a council in Ishmael with Lamoni and his brother, Anti- Nephi- Lehi, to plan the defense of the converted Lamanites who had made a covenant as part of their repentance not to fight. After the ensuing wars and slaughter of unarmed converts, many Lamanites gathered to the land of Ishmael and united with “the people of God”. The land of Ishmael is also mentioned in the account of the altercation between Lamoni and his father, mainly over Lamoni’s friendship with Ammon.