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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎37v] (77/286)

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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sandy shore, with plain 1 to H mi1e l)roa(1 between town and mountains, partly
cultivated with date-groves, vegetables, &c., and good water in wells. About
4 miles south of town is creek used by boats at high water. (8) Tower on
hillock about 50 feet high, ( i) 500. (6) % Tannagi ^others; Sunnis with
a few Wah a bis. (6) Fishing and agriculture. (7)—(10).
SHUAMS. Or Shuoms ?—Inland from Shamaliya Coast. See Ross's
Map of Oman and Map of Parts of Arabia and Persia.
SHUANIL.—A tribe. See Bombay Selections XXIV, page 466.
SIBI.—Largest village of Klior ash Shorn, situated at east end of it under
Jebel Sibi; sandy beach with deep water oil' it. Has a deep well of water
said to be brackish after drought.
SIBI (JEBEL).—Mountain 3,000' high in centre of Musandam peoiueula
between head of Kubbat Shabus on east and Khor ash Shem on west.
SIBINL—Whitelock places a town of this name on Jezirat alHamra. Is
there a misprint and some confusion with Libini ?
SIL.—Place of Manasir on coast, to which Chief of Abu Dbabi Bent pro«
visions for his force preparatory to bis attack on Bidna in 1888. It is said to be
15 miles from Odaid and one day's march from the Sabkheh. There are springs
of sweet water at surface and acacia jungle. another account it is ^ a day
from the sea. Limit of JDhafreh.
SIR.—Or Julfar. Seepages 14 and 42 of Bombay Government Records
XXIV, 1856. These names do not occur in modern correspondence. Do they
mean lias al Khaima ? According to Niebuhr (Description de PArabie, p. 266)
the whole Oman promontory north of a lino joining Khor Eakan and Sharga is
called Sor or Julfar, the name Ser being Arabic and being derived from a place
near Sharga which had a good port, and that of Julfar being Persian and taken
from a cnpa called Ras Julfar. If those designations really exist they would
supply a much needed general name for the promontory.
SIR (ABU).—Island. Off north face of Oman promontory, miles
west of Musandam. Separated from mainland by Bab Mukha 'lif strait, J
mile broad with 35 fathoms in it and high rock in mid-channel. Abu Sir is
6 cables long with clitls all round and peaked hill 400 feet high.
SIRRI —(1) Almost due west of Abu Musa Island and due south of
Mughu. (2) I riangular, 3J miles long from east to west and 2J miles broad
at east end. (3) Low with many small detached hills, none higher than 60
ee (4j Some cultivation, flocks and cattle. Some water in wells about
cen r-e ot south side. (5) Small village at north-east corner with 20 families,
(o) Nearer Persian than Arab coast. (7).
TI SOHBA OA AI)I). Formed by the junction at Randha of the Wadi
Lhoan Wadis from Nejd. Supposed to reach the Gulf at Khor
-S? 0 F * Pal grave says the head-quarters of the Beni Yas is so called and
denied Vy ^|^ re ® a ^ on an( ^ forts. The existence of this place is
SUDAN.—Tribe mentioned as visiting Tamb Island.
SI I DAN. Tribe who removed from Sharga and settled at Deira in 1826.
AW. ^/^-i^^North-east corner is in 26° 16' 11" north, 55° 19' 40" east.
inw!] 1 Ue S0U . 1 m ^ a sidu and due west from lias Sheikh Masud on Ruus el
with l. 111 ?! 1 01 ^ Circular and about two miles in diameter. (3) Level,
in e hummock 165 feet high at north-east corner. (4) Inditferent water
-p- ? south side; covered with coarse grass and shrubs. Some wild antelope.
(fW • Uninhabited. At times a few cattle are brought for pasture.
of ShnrfToV^? 18 - 1 ^ 11 !,- i 1 Ar ab coast. (7) Government of India advised Chief
or onaiga to hoist his flag here in 1903.
^■f^ NAGIS ~ Tribe mentioned a8 residing at Bakha, Hams, etc.
nni-f}, 8u ?' aik - Precipitous islet, 460 feet high, 1J miles
Salama ^ WeS 0 Musandam. Similar in size and appearance to

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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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