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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1554] (633/688)

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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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and dates are obtainable and the usual local supplies are to be had in limited quantities
There is a certain amount of fuel and after the winter rains the grazing ig good, even for
, horses. With a few days' notice it would be possible to collect perhaps 500 horses
and ponies, an equal number of goats, and 1 ,000 sheep. Under Turkish rule, Rahallvah
was a 3rd class Nahiyah of the Dilaim Qadha, in the Wilayat of Baghdad. *
One of the I'raq divisions of the Bani Lam (q.v.) tribe.
A section of the Manasir tribe {q.v.), of Trucial 'Oman.
One of the tribes of Yemen {q.v.).
A village in Wadi Bani 'Umr {q.v.), in the Western Hajar district of the 'Oman
A hamlet near the source of Wadi Mansah {q.v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
A hamlet in Wadi Adim {q.v.), in Hadhramaut.
A muqdta'ah in the Najaf Qadha {q.v.) of 'Iraq.
A place on the route between Sa'dhah, in Yemen, and Rajj. There are no details
available concerning this place.
Singular Rahbi. A tribe of the Eastern Hajar of the 'Oman Sultanate, Ghafiri in
politics and Ibadhi in religion ; they are found in the upper part of Wadi Tayin and in
Wadi Mansah and have frequently been retained by the Sultan of 'Oman to bar the ad
vance of Sharqlyah rebels through their passes against Masqat Town. Their chief settle
ments are Wasit (35 houses), Manaithirah (35 houses), Rahbah (20 houses), Sharabat
(30 houses), Mizra' Halilah (10 houses), Mizra'.Sidr (30 houses), Jardaman (15 houses)
Mizra'-al-Ghaf (40 houses), Musibt (50 houses), Lahan (15 houses), Murr (15 houses), Mala
(30 houses), Ghurabah (50 houses), Damdam (30 houses) and Khatwah (30 houses) in
Wadi Mansah and its tributaries ; Wasit (60 houses) between Wadi Mansah and Wadi
Taym ; Ba'ad (60 houses), Naqsi (30 houses), Hindarut (30 houses). Miss (150 houses),
IVhzbur (30 houses), Huk (15 houses), Ghiyadhah (50 houses), and Baiyadh (60 houses)
1 v , Th ®y are also found at Matrah. The total number of the tribe is thus
S.OOOsouls. Wasit is the seat of the principal Shaikh. One of the sections of
the Rahbiym are the Suwabiq who are found at Baiyadh; another are perhaps the
Aulad or Bam Mahnz at Ba'ad and Mizbur, who according to some accounts are a
separate tribe, not Rahbiym, and who oscillate between the Ghafiri and Hinawi
RAHHAL (D ohat Bin)—•
A bay in the west coast of Qatar {q.v.), in eastern Arabia,
RAHI (N ajd-ar)—•
oftTSs ^ ro ™^ odai '^ a ^ to Sana'a ; it occurs immediately to the east

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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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