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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1509] (582/688)

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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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QATAR
wtskm
Name.
Position.
Nature.
R emarks.
Rodhah
Bodhat-al-'Aju-
zab.
Rufaigh
8 miles west-north-
west of the foot of
Dohat Faishshakh
and 1 from the
west coast.
13 miles south-west
of Khor Shaqiq
and 10 from the
east coast.
10 miles south
south-west of foot
of Dohat Faish
shakh and 10 from
the west coast.
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
There is a masonry
well here which con
tains good water and
is 2 fathoms deep.
Do., but this well is
7 fathoms deep.
There is an unlined
well here dug in
stony ground ; it is
5 fathoms deep and
contains indifferent
water.
Sadairah (Abu)
See Muhanna ('Ain-
Bin-) above.
Qatawah (Qalai-
bat-al-).
Rakaiyat
4 miles west-north
west of the foot of
Dohat Faishshakh.
5 miles north-north
west of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
A Bedouin camping
ground.
A ruined fort
Rasnidah
Sahalah
21 miles west of
Dobah.
A Bedouin camping
ground.
A masonry well here
contains good water
at 22 fathoms.
Ditto
Do., but the water in
this case is at 7
fathoms.
Sailiyab
12 miles south of
Ruwais and 10
from the east
coast.
11 miles west-south
west of Khor Sha
qiq and 10 from
the east coast.
A Bedouin camping
ground.
Ditto
Sahnat (Umm-
as-).
8 miles south-west
A stage on the route
from Hofuf to
Dohah.
Ditto.
See article Sakak.
Here are 2 masonry
wells of bad water
which are 1J fathoms
deep.
Here is a masonry
lined well of fairly
good water, 3 fathoms
deep.
Good water is supplied
by a masonry lined
well, 8 fathoms deep.
Do., but the depth
of the well here is 23
fathoms.

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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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English in Latin script
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