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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎10v] (25/286)

The record is made up of 1 volume (140 folios). It was created in 1904. 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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AJMAN.—Town. (1) On Pirate Coast 12 milos S. 3. TV. from Umm-ul-
Kawain; independent. (2) On south side of entrance to creek, most accessible
on coast, having bar of sand instead of rock with 5 feet at low water. Anchor
age at sea off Ajman bad. (3) Small high fort with towers. (4) 1,500 inhabi-
tants in pearling season, 4 bunnias. (5) Nairn, Mahami section, many of whom
migrate to Bereymi in date season. (6) Sends 60 boats to pearl-fishery. (7)
water bad; wells 1 mile south-west of town. (8)—(10) Not clear whether there
is any district or subject village belonging to Ajman.
AKABAIL—Village. (1) At north-west corner of bay of same name o*i
east side of Ruus-el-Jebel promontory, connected with Lima by short land
path. (2) (3) (4) Population 80 or 90. (5)—(11),
AKLET-EN-NAKHLET.—Halting place on route from Bercymi to Hasa,
one stage "West of Sil. There is sweet water. Place lies among sand-hills and
belongs to Manasir and A1 Morrah.
ALI (AL BU).—Tribe at Umm-ul-Kawain.
ALI (JEBEL).—Only landmark on Pirate Coast. Elat-topped hill, 220
feet high, 4 miles from sea, about 20 miles south-west of Dabai.
ANKEH.—Hamlet of Beni Kattab in Beinoona District, with date-trees
and cultivation and good water in shallow pits. Second stage on western route
from Bereymi to Hasa.
AWAMIR.—Tribe said to be subject to Sharga. Are these the same
Awamir as in Oman ?
AWEYNEH.—Third stage on western route from Bereymi to Ilasa, two
days from the sea. TV ater is plentiful but brackish and wells deep. There
are acacias and camel-fodder.
BALI ( or BADIYA ?).—Village. (1) On Shameiliya coast about 5 miles
north of Khor Eakan in Sharki district of Sharga. (2) —(10).
BAINNON.—Village near Leewa, attacked by Shekh of Katar in 1888.
BAIZA (KHOR-AL).—Village. (1) On Pirate Coast, 3| miles north-east
from Umm-ul-Kawain, in territory of Umm-nl-Kawain, (2) On seaward side
of an island separated from main by Khor-al-Baiza creek. Late-grove to west of
village. (3) Small fort. (5)—(10). Note. —It is not clear that village is
called Baiza.
BAKHA.—Village. (1) Five miles south of Ras-al-Jadi on west coast of
Ruus-al-Jabal promontory in Ras-ul-Khaima district of Sharga. (2) In shallow
sandy bay open to northward. Behind village is plain with cultivation and date
groves, and there are dates between Bakha and Jadi. (3) Square fort on
hillock ^ mile east of town, and one on west point of bay visible 9 or 10 miles,
(7)^ (10)^ ^ ^U ^ nS, ^ (^) Shihiyyin and Tannagi. (6) Chiefly fishing.
BATHNA. Fort (or village ?) in hills commanding land route from
Sharga to Fujaira.
BELAH.—Or Baiya. Frequently referred to as a Shihiyyin village assist
ing headman of Fujaira against Chief of Sharga. It is same as Badi^or Badiya.
It so, what is correct form ?
a ^ ace w ith w 7 ater between Katar and Oman where Ejman
an a led tubes were defeated in 1884 by A1 Morrah and Manasir.
a - i District on route from Bereymi to Nejd. adioining Oman
district of Jow. In it is situated Ankeh. j j &
B EREY r MAN.—Place 3 hours' distance south of Ojair.
CHUTUB (BENI). Iribe which in 1875 sought protection of Chief of
ChiUib 9 ^^ 118 ra ^ ^ anas i 1!, ^ud Beni Hajir, Buckingham speaks of Beci

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The volume is Part II Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazetteer, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf (Simla: G C Press, 1904).

The volume contains notes, followed by subsections on Trucial Chiefs' Territory, Katar [Qatar], Bahrein [Bahrain], Hasa, and Koweit [Kuwait]. The volume is a geographical and descriptive gazetteer, giving information on alphabetically-listed places in each of the territories in question.

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1 volume (140 folios)

There is a table of contents on the title page of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover, and terminates at 142 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. A printed pagination system also runs intermittently throughout the volume.

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