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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎19v] (41/286)

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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ILAiTA (DUJIAT).—Cove on east side of Oman promontory, short
distance north of Dibba Bay. It runs in parallel to coast for 2| miles with
width of from to ^ mile. Soundings are regular, 7 to 8 fathoms. Penin
sula masks cove from seaward and makes of it land-locked harbour.
HAIL (ABU).—Town. (1) On Pirate Coast about 2| miles south-west
of Sharga, in Sharga district. (2) On south side of small inlet separating
it from Khan (q.v.). Mostly mit huts. Bad anchorage. From here to
Babai no date trees, and shore pure white sand. (3) Four towers. (4) ^OOQ
inhabitants. (5) Matarish. (6) Sends 40 boats to pearl-fleet. (7)—(10).
HAIRA.—Village. (1) On Pirate Coast, 3 mi'es south-west from Ajman
and 2 north-east from Sharga, dependency of Sharga. (2) On shore, date plan
tations behind village. (3) Two detached towers. (4i) (5) (6) Sends 15 boats to
pearl-fishery. (7)—(10).
IIAJAR (BENI).—Tribe who attacked Nairn in 1875. Are these identi
cal with Beni Hajir in subsection B ?
HAMRA (JAZIRAT-AL). —Town. (1) On Pirate Coast in Ras ul Khaima
district of Sharga, about half-way between Ras ul Kbaima and Umm-al-Ka-
wain. (2) On a small low sandy island, south-west end of which at low water
is nearly connected with main. Creek between island and coast is shallow.
No date trees. Red sandhills behind town. (3) Fort and various towers, also
bastions in commanding positions. (4) 400 houses. (5) Zaab or Zaal tribe.
HAM RITA.—Town. (1) On Pirate Coast about half-way between Umm-
ul-Kawain and Ajman : independent. (2) To north of small creek, no trees.
(8) Square fort on shore with 5 towers in cluster, also two detached towers
near creek. (4) Population 400. (5) Nairn. (6) Sends 50 boats to pearl-
fishery ; jJeople very poor. (7)—(10).
HAN A.— Small village, with fine date-grove and well of good water
800 yards from beach, situated on Hana cove IJ miles from Ras Shekh
Masud on its east side.
HARAF.—Village with about 100 inhabitants, chiefly fishermen, on hills
above Ras Shekh Masud. Boats kept in Aida cove 1 mile south-west of the
Ras, where there is a well of excellent water.
HARF.—Place where Shekh of Katar halted in 1888-9 on his raid into
Abu Dhabi territory.
HARIM (JEBEL).—See Ruus el Jebel.
HASSA.—Hamlet on sandy beach in largest bay on western face of
Oman peninsula between Khor Ghub Ali and Khor ash Shem.
HAWAMIL (AL). Tribe who in 1880 committed a raid for which Chief
of Katar held Chief of Abu Dhabi accountable.
HAWEIDHAH (UMM-EL).—Place south of Ojair. Head quarters in
1887 of 2 pirate boats.
HEBEAH (BENI).—No particulars.
HEYL.—See Ross's Map of Oman near Ras al Khaima.
HO WAR AH.—Place passed by Palgrave on Pirate Coast, apparently
between TJmm-ul-Kawain and Ras al Khaima.
HOWEIL.—-Wells 26| hours from Abu Dhabi on way to Bereymi.
HOWTAH.—Village seen by Palgrave, apparently a few miles inland
from Sharga.
HUATIAL FAAL.—Village near Ras al Khaima; see Bombay Records
XXIV, 1856, page 542.
HUBHUB.—See R oss's Map of Oman, between Ras al Khaima and
nURMXJLLIOHj—Beautiful valley of Beni Kaab where wheat grows,
about 4 hours north of Bereymi.

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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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