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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎998] (35/688)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (341 folios). It was created in 1917. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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A walled hamlet of Wadi-al-Miyah {q. v.), in Hasa, eastern Arabia.
KAHAIL (Bani)—
One of the Ghafiri tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate (?.■».)•
A village in the Mahadhah {q. v.) plain of the 'Oman Promontory.
KAHAL (Ramlat)—
See Mahadhah.
A valley in Jabal Shafah, in northern Hejaz, up which the route from Muwailah, on
the Red Sea, to Tabuk, on the Hejaz Railway, passes.
A halting place, in Yemen, on the road between Hodaidah and Bait-al-Faqih, and
some 8 miles north-west from the latter.— {Maunsell s map*)
A settlement said to be deserted, in Wadi Maih, in the Masqat district of the Oman
A group of wells in the Qra'ah district {q. v.) of the Kuwait Principality.
A small settlement in Dhafrah {q. v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
Some wells in Dhafrah (q. v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
A village in the Hasa oasis (q. v.).
A division of the Zubaid tribe {q-v.) of 'Iraq.
One of the four sections of the A1 Bu Kuwarah tribe {q. v.), of Qxtar, Eastern Arabia.
KALAIB (B ani)—
One of the Ghafiri tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v.).
A fendy of the great Harb tribe {q. v.) ; Bani 'Ali sub-division of the Masrfth.
Another name for Dar-al-Mughr {q. v.).
A wilderness in western Najd and situated on the left bank of Wadi-ar-Rummah
{q. v.) between the Qahid and Mubhil tributaries.
KALB (W adi-al)—
One of the numerous watercourses in the district of Al»Wadyan, in Northern Arabia.

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Volume II of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries K through to R.

The Gazetteer is an alphabetically-arranged compendium of the tribes, clans and geographical features (including towns, villages, lakes, mountains and wells) of Arabia that is contained within three seperate bound volumes. The entries range from short descriptions of one or two sentences to longer entries of several pages for places such as Iraq and Yemen.

A brief introduction states that the gazetteer was originally intended to deal with the whole of Arabia, "south of a line drawn from the head of the Gulf of 'Aqabah, through Ma'an, to Abu Kamal on the Euphrates, and to include Baghdad and Basrah Wilayats" and notes that before the gazetteer could be completed its publication was postponed and that therefore the three volumes that now form this file simply contain "as much of the MSS. [manuscript] as was ready at the time". It further notes that the contents have not been checked.

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1 volume (341 folios)
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Foliation: This volume's foliation system is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio.

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