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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1003] (40/688)

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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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KANAB (H isn)—
A strong post, with a stono zaribah, in western Hadhramaut and situated on the track
leading from Maqatin to Yashbum. at a distance of some 8 miles from the latter.
A place in Ruus-al -Jibal {q. v.).
KANAR (B ani)—
One of the Bani Shatair families of the nomad Shihuh {q. v.) of the interior of the
'Oman Promontory.
A hamlet in Yemen near Lahiyah, and situated on the road between Na'am a and
Mur.— {Niebuhr, 1763.)
KANDUWI (T all-al)—
A hillock in the east side of Qatar {q. v.). Eastern Arabia.
A tract in the Samawah Qadha (q. v.) of 'Iraq.
KANO (Wadi)—
A small watercourse in the Masqat district of the 'Oman Sultanate, and reaching the
sea between Bandar Jissah and Wadi Maih.
KANTUR (K hor)—
A large channel through the reef, 22 miles west-south-westward from Abu Dhabi town
in 'Oman. It is a mile wide at the entrance and extends southward 8 miles where it
bifurcates, one branch flowing eastward behind Jazirat Kantur and the other westward
behind Jazirat Salali. There are two fathoms water in the entrance and four further in
Following the eastern branch, beyond Jazirat Kantur, and separated from it by a small
creek, is Umm -al-Majarib ; these two islands are several miles in extent, low, and with
a growth of mangroves.— [ Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. 1'iloL) i
A well and Bedouin camping ground in the Hasa oasis {q. v.).
KAR ( Shatt-al)—
The name under which the Dagharah canal [q. v.) rejoins the Euphrates a little above
the western mouth of the Shatt-al-Gharaf.
KAR ( Shatt-al)—
One of the four Nahiyahs of the Qadha of Shatrat-al-Muntafik (q. v.); it is situated at
the western end of the district. Continuous in flood season from Diwaniyah to th<?
Butnijah lake, but it is bunded about 2 days' journey from Diwaniyah by what is known
as Saqbans bund. No craft can get over this bund and the water east of it for ten miles
is shallow and will never take a bellum of more than U tons even in flood season, while
in low water season it is dry. After these ten miles the channel deepens and the But
nijah lake can always be reached by water. None of the water of the Kar reaches the
KARA (Al)—
See Qa'rah.
KARA'A (A l)—
A hamlet, in Yemen, situated on the south side of the road running from Mokha to
Ta'iz at a distance of about 8 miles from the latter town.
A well in the interior of Qatar (q. v.). Eastern 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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