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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1173] (222/688)

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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 settlement, or at any rate
Sabai' and Najran or possibly
a camping ground, in WadiTathlith (</. v.), between Wadi
somewhat further to the east, south-westwards from
Widyan Dawasir.
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q. v.), eastern Arabia.
One of the Aulad Wasil fendies of the Mutair tribe {q. v.) of central Arabia.
A group of wells in Wadi Sirhan (q.v.), in north-western Arabia.
Or Sharqi; a hamlet near the village of Baqa'a (q. v.), in Jabal Shammar, central
Arabia. Also known as Qasr -al-Muraiqib.
One of the quaters of the village of Lailah (q. v.), in the Aflaj district of Najd.
Two or three habitations near Wadi Risail (q. v.), in the Masqat district of the 'Oman
A plain one mile to the north of the village of Jahrah (q.v.), in the Kuwait Principality.
A section of the Al Bu Sultan tribe (q. v.), of the Hillah Qadha, in 'Iraq.
A section of the Al Wahibah tribe (q. v.), of the SharqTyah and Ja'alan districts of the
'Oman Sultanate.
MAR AN (Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, western side.
Singular Marri. A tribe found chiefly in the coast towns of Trucial 'Oman, but also
in the interior : they have 200 houses at Sharjah in the Laiyah quarter, 40 at Abu Dhabi
and 30 at Dibai: besides these there are about 70 families of Bedouin Marar who inhabit
Liwah in Dhafrah. The Marar claim to be a section of the Al Morrah, but their preten
sions in this respect do not appear to be well founded. Most of the Marar are pearl
divers by occupation ; in politics they are Hinawiyah and in religion Maliki Sunms.
A look-out post in Turkish territory, situated at the head of the Gulf of ' Aqabah,
between the village of 'Aqabah, and the Turco-Egyptian boundary line from which it is
distant U geographical miles to the eastward. It possesses three wells of good water
There is usually a camel policeman stationed at Marashash, furnished by the Turkish
detachment at 'Aqabah.—(October, 1912.)
A sub-section of the Manaslr tribe (q. v.) of Trucial 'Oman.
MARlT (A l)—
A hamlet in the Washam district (q. v.) of southern Najd.

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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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