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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎15v] (33/286)

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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settled inhabitants, but prowling Bedouins from interior. From Abu Dhabi to
Wakra (coast line of 250 miles) no fixed inhabitants nor single bouse. Coast
low and sandy or stony with here and there rocky lulls, or sandhills, of moderate
heiebt Water scarce and indifferent. Beni Yas, Bern llajir, and Manasir
occasionally visit coast. (4)-(8) Kemball says about 5,000 Bedouins acknow-
ledge Abu Dhabi, but pay no tribute.
DHAFREH.—District beyond Beinoona on route from Bereymi to Hasa.
Contains vale of Daafis and is inhabited cliiefly by Manasir.
DHAID or TEIEYD,—Place inland from Sharga. Apparently uncle of
present Chief of Sharga has date-groves there.
DHAKIJ.—Town belonging to Sheikh of Nairn, attacked by Manasir and
Beni Hajar in 1875.
DHOAN" (KHOR).—Inlet on coast immediately south of Odaid. Supposed
mouth of Wadi Sohba.
DHUNHA.—See Ross's Map of Oman, near Dibba.
DIBBA.—Town. (1) On Shameiliya coast, northernmost place in Sharki
district of Sharga. (2) Stands on west shore of sandy bay five miles in breadth,
open from N 0 N. E. lo E. Extensive date plantations in valley south of town. (3)
Eort called Jilla Hirshi. (4) Population 2,000. (o) South portion, Nakbiyyin
section of Sharldyyin ; north portion. Shihiyyin. (6) Supplies Bedouins of inte
rior with grain. (7) Water good, cattle excellent, vegetables fair. (8)—(10).
Sharkiyyin portion is fief of relation of Sharga Chief; Shihiyyin portion is under
a Sheikh appointed by the tribe to control motley and fluctuating population.
DUBEYKHAH.—Abu Dhabi Chief's advanced base in 1889 for his
attack on Eatar.
ELAYILEH.—Section of Sharkiyyin detached by Chief of Sharga from
headman of Eujaira.
EAIYARIN (UMM-EL).—Rocky islet off east side of Oman promontory,
360 feet high and ^ mile long, about 3| miles from nearest mainland (entrance
of Ghubbat Shabus),
EA.KAN (KHOR).—Village. (1) Fifteen miles south of Ras Dibba in
Sharki district of Sharga. (2) Stands on south shore of sandy bay, with per
fectly sheltered boat-harbour and large date-grove. (3) (4) Population 150.
(5) (6) (7) Excellent water obtainable, also fish, cattle, poultry, and vege
tables. (8)—(10) Jonsmi flag flew here in 1902 and there was representative of
cousin of Chief of Sharga. flote. Admiralty chart 2837 A. contains plan of
harbour. What are the seven small Sharkiyyin villages between Khor Fakan
and Ras Dibba to which Cox in oue place alludes ? Only 5, Zubara, Badi,
Karam, Zadna and Ruwul Zadna are shown in maps.
FA LA, II (AL BU).—One of the tribes that suffered in massacre commit
ted by Chief of Katar during his raid on Abu Dhabi in 1888—9.
FALEYN (or FATE YAH ?).—See Ross's Map of Oman and Map of Parts
of Arabia and Persia, near Ras-al-Khaima.
FANAKHA.—Small village, with good water, at bottom of cove a mile
deep just inside entrance of Khor-ash-Shem (Ruus-el-Jebel promontory) on
west side.
FASHT.—Village (1) On Pirate Coast, 3 miles south-west from Ajman
and 2 north-east from Sharga, dependency of Sharga, (2) On shore with date
plantations behind. (3) Small square fort. (4) (o) (6) Sends 15 boats to
pearl fishery. (7)—(10).
FELASA (BENI BU ?).—Section of Beni Yas tribe.
FILAM.—Village at bottom of outer cove on north side of Ghubbat
Ghazira (Malcolm Inlet) in iiuus-el-Jebel peninsula.
FUDAR.—Or Fuda or Fazghah. Hamlet. (1) Between Bakha and
Ghamtha on west coast of Ruus-al-Jebel promontry in Ras-ul-Khaima district

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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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