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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎25v] (53/286)

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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t i • j a i TToii irlllMD-e • mostly mat huts. Land inshore of town for some
(°) "H- detached towers. (4) (6) (6) Send. 26
boats to pearl fishery. (i) — (W) •
KlIANUR—Fort in Dhafreh, taken in 1888-89 by Chief of Katar.
KTIASAB —Town on coast of Runs elJebel promontory, to east ot entrance
to Khor ash Shem (Elphinstone Inlet), ('i) On sandy beach nearly a mile long.
Surrounded by date groves which extend up mde valley. At back of groves
vallev is well cultivated with corn and vegetables. (3) J wo towers on beach,
fnrt containine Sheikh's house near centre of groves and small square tower
on western rocky point overlooking bay. (4) Population 600. (5) (0) A cloth
for weariDS apparel, much used by Arabs, is exported. (7) Wood, cattle and
vegetables obtainable. Fresh water in good wells plentiful, and is used to irri.
o-ite nlantations (M (9), (3 0) Sheikh is a Wali of Sultan of Maskat who gets an
annual revenue of § • 00 to 600 from place with which he pays his own salary ;
but he makes no remittances to Maskat and receives none thence. His functions
are mostly consular connected with floating population : he has little or nothing
to do with permanent Shihiyyin. (11). [What is name of small village men-
tioned in 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. Pilot, 189b, as having wells of geod water and lying in
a little bight between Khasab and Ras Shahath ?].
KHEREYBAN (AL IiU).—A section of Nairn tribe.
KHOTEM.—Second stage on eastern route from Bereymi to Hasa.
KHUT. See Ross's Map of Oman between Has ul Khaima and Dibba.
Possibly the same as a village Khatt, which Miles says exists on the Pirate
Coast.
KHUWEIR.—Mentioned by Cox as Shihiyyin village between Shuam
and Rams.
KILHAT.—Povah's Gazetteer of Arabia gives this name to coast on east
of P.uus el Jebel promontory of which chief town is Dibba ; is it correct ? Pal-
grave calls it Kalhat or Kalhoot and says it extends from Lima to the Batinah
and that Dibba is its chief town.
KOHEEL.—Port in IlarraulUob.
KUBAISAT.—Section of Beni Yas who broke off temporarily from Abu
Dhabi and settled at Odaid.
KUMAZIREII.—Mentioned by Ross as one of two main branches of
Shihiyyin. Cox regards thorn as originally a distinct tribe but now merged
in the Shihiyyin.
KUMZAR..—-Town, at bottom of cove in north face of Musandara pen
insula, built in a gloomy valley or gorge in the hills. Population 600, fisher
men. Salt-fish and shark-fins are exported to Kishm with which place there
is much intercourse. No cultivation. There are 40 or 50 small craft and 3
or 4 dhows which ply to Linga and Batinah with dried fish for sale. None of
dhows go to pearl fishery, but some individuals go on Sharga andDabai vessels.
People profess allegiance to Maskat, but pay no taxes there. All but 200
mi. rate to Khasab and Dibba in date season. Kemp (December 1903) says
headman of Kumzar is "Wali of Sultan of Maskat.
KUN.—Precipitous island, 600 feet high, about 1 mile long east and west,
with depression in centre. West and higher peak is 4 miles west by south
from Ras Musandam.
KURNA.—Village. (I) On Shameiliya coast in Sharki district of Sharga.
(2)—(10).
LEEVAIF.—Fort of this place, which is in Abu Dhabi territory, was scene
of massacre by Katar forces in 1889. Also described as being a place near
Bainnon.
LIBINI—Town mentioned in Bombay Records XXIV, 1856, at page 5i3,
as containing 600 inhabitants of A1 (Bu ?)' Ali tribe, situated apparently on
what is at high tide an island, between Umm ul Kawainand Jaairat al Hamra.
LIGLUDDI.—See Runs el Jebel.
LIMA.— Village. (1) At bottom of a bay facing north, on east side of
Ruus el Jebel promontory. (2) Part of village is built up hill, on steps of
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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)
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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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