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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1320] (369/688)

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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 hamlet in Wadi Mansah (g. v,). in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A village in Wadi Ma'awal {q. v.), in the Western Hajar District of the 'Oman Sultan
A hamlet in Yemen, on the route between Hodaidah and Bait-al-Faqjh and nearly
12 miles from the latter. On Maunsell's map this place is shown as Musi and on Niabuhr'a
map as Mussie.
MUSKA (Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, western side.
One of the leading families of the Baharinah class [q. v.), in the Bahrain Principal
A station on the Hejaz Railway {q. v.) 756 kilometers from Damascus.
A station on the Hejaz Railway, 499 miles from Damascus. [F. O. Clemow, 1913.)
Maunsell calls this place Mustabi and places it at 470 miles from Damascus.
Some wells in the Dabaisi tract {q. v.) of Hasa, Eastern Arabia,
MUSTAFA (A l B u )—
A village in the Mahawll Nahiyah of the Hillah Qadha {q. v.), in 'Irlq.
A village in the neighbourhood of Widyan Dawasir {q. v.), south-western Najd.
A well-known halting place on the Hail-Mecca portion of the Persian Hajj route and
situated between 65 and 70 miles by road southward of the former town. It consists
of 100 mud houses of Bani Tamin, Shammar, and Hataim, and there are four shops.
Water is good from wells at from 12 to 14 fathoms. Some dates, cereals, fruits, and
vegetables arc grown. The route from Hail to Al-MadTnah branches off here. There
is cultivation of corn at a place called Ghadhwar at some distance to the south-west of
, Mustajiddah-
MUSTAWI (W adi-al)—
A name given to that portion of Wadi-ar-Rummah {q. v.), or Batin, lying in the Daha-
nah desert.
MUSWA (W adi)—
See Jabal Khamis, the termination eastwards of the Eastern Hajar hills, in tho
Sultanate of 'Oman.
mut a' arish ah— /
A hamlet in Wadi-al-Hilti {q. v.), in the Western Hajar District of the 'Oman
mutahaddam A t—
Or Mit-haddamat; a hamlet in Wadi' Adai {q. v-), in the Masqat District of the 'Oma* 1

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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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