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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎17v] (37/286)

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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of Sharga. (2) On sandy beach, with few date trees, deep water close-to.
(3) (5) (6) Pishing. (7) —(10),
FUJAIRA.—Town. (1) 1| miles from coast in Sharki district of Sharga,
(2) Consists of huts surrounding a fort in midst of extensive date-groves. Land
ing place Gherefa; distance 2-| days by land from Sharga. (3) Arab fort,
small but apparently well defended. (4) Population 500. (5) (6) (7) Sup
plies obtainable and plenty of fresh water. (8) (9) (10) Head-quarters of
well-known Hamid -bin-Abdulla, who since 1901 has been attempting to assert
independence of tract between Khor Kalba and Dibba against Sheikh of Sharga.
GHADIR-EL-LALL.—Seventh stage on western route from Bereymi to
Hasa. Water sweet but wells deep. Scanty scrub ; road level but winding
among sand-hills. Separated from Bir el Metowwa by the Sabkheh.
GHAFILEH.—Tribe which more than once assisted Sheikh of Abu Dhabi
against Sheikh of Katar, Its nomads frequent Daafis in the season.
GEEALAT KALBA.—Village. (1) Half-way between Fujaira and Khor
Kalba on Shameiliya coast in Sharki district of Sharga. (2) (3) Dilapidated
Arab fort. (4) Population 200 to 300. (7)—(9) (10) Seat of Governor on
behalf of Sharga Chief.
GHALEELA.—Mentioned by Cox as Shihiyyin village between Shuam
and Rams. Is this same as Kalila below ?
GHAMTHA.—Hamlet. (1) Between Fudar and Tibba on west coast of
Rims el Jebel promontory in Ra? ul Khaima district of Sharga. (2) On sandy
beach with few date trees. (3)—(5) (6) Fishing. (7)—(10).
GHANAM (JAZIRAT-AL).—Island on west side of tip of Oman promon
tory with cliffs nearly all round. Low at north but rises to 600 feet in south.
Length 2^ miles, north and south ; breadth | mile. Barren without water or
inhabitants but goats of Kumzar people are kept here. Separated from mainland
by Khor Kawi.
GIIARUM.—There is village (what name?) in little cove of this name, i
mile deep, on mainland of Ruus el Jebel promontory opposite south point of
Ghanam Island. Village consists of huts upon hills with date plantations
GHASSA.— Settlement on western side of Musandam Peninsula. See
Goldsmid, page 143. Is this same as Hassa below ?
GHAZIRA (GHUBBAT).—Or Malcolm Inlet. Arm of sea on east side
of Oman promontory, 2| miles wide at entrance and 8 miles long in a west-
north-west direction. Separated from Khor ash Shem on west by narrow
isthmus of Maklab. There are two large coves on north side, each 3 miles
deep; and two coves, not so large, on south side. Villages are Habalain,
Mukaka, Filam, and another hamlet (what name ?)
GHEREFA—Village. (1) (2) Landing-place of Fujaira. (3) (i) Con
sists of large stone house and few huts. (5) —(10). Joasmi flag flew, and there
was a representative of cousin of Chief of Sharga here in 1902. Is this same as
Ghereyfah, described as Sharkiyyin village near Dibba ?
GHUB ALI.—Small village on sandy beach, at bottom of Khor Ghub
Ali on w r est side of Musandam promontory; has a few date and other trees and
good water.
GHUREEF.—Old ruined fort in thick babool jungle with several wells
of good water. Belonged to Sliuamis ( Showamis ? ) of Berevmi who were
driven out by Beni Kaab about 1790, Occupied in 1840 by Beni Kattab
Bedouins. Good forage for camels in winter. 16J hours from Sharga and
19^ from Bereymi.
HABALEIN.—Village at westernmost end of Gbubbat Ghazira (Mal
colm Inlet. ) Alternative settlement of inhabitants of Mukaka.
HADIYEH (BENI).—Section of Shihiyyin among whom Zahooriyeen
are included when in permanent quarters.
HAFFA.—Village in cove of same name, a few miles north of Dibba
on east side of Ruus el Jebel promontory.
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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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