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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1464] (537/688)

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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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The following are the chief features of all kinds in Barr-al-Qarah
R emarks.
'Ashaiyir (Khari-
Inland, 9 miles west
by south of
at the coast.
Inland, 10 miles
west of the foot of
Wells ..
The desert route
between Hofuf in the
Hasa Oasis and
Dohah in Qatar
passes by these wells.
Inland, 10 miles
west of Ras Umm
A "group of 3 or 4
The water is fairly
Ghubaitain (Jab-
On the coast imme
diately south of
Dohat Hamah.
A double headed hill
It appears to be also
called Jabalain Lugh-
IIamah (Dohat)
On the coast; the
entrance is 6 miles
south of Ras Umm
Huwaidh and 17
north of the foot of
A bay
Small, but forms a
decided indentation
in the coast.
Inland, 8 miles west
of Dohat Hamah,
behind Khamshaz-
Wells ..
A halting place on one
of the Hofuf-Dohah
route?, the next before
Huwaidh (Ras)
and Jaba)
On the coast, 15
miles south-south
east of Ras Limail.
A cape and hill
Huwaiqil (Dohat)
On the coast, imme
diately south of Ras
Umm Huwaidti.
A bay .. 11
In February 1905 an
attack on 2 Bahrain
boats was committed
here by Al Morrah of
the Al Bahaih section.
Llmail (Ras)
Maharah (Ras
On the coast, 1 mile
east of Ras-as-
Sufairah and about
14 miles south-east
of 'Oqair Port.
On the coast, 8 miles
south-south-east of
Ras Llmail.
A cape
A cape.
This is the point at
which the coast after
running from west to
east south of Zakh-
nuniyah island again
begins to run from
north to south.

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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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