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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎51v] (105/286)

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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seem tbat lie meant to include Doha and Doha-as-Saglnra (!"). He mentioned
Sheikh's rosidence as at extreme south end and Turkish fort and garrison as
in centre of town (of Bidaa proper ?). Most of Indian traders were only visitors
coming with borrowed capital to trade at Bidaa and visit the islands for 4 or
5 months in the pearl season. In 1882 there were only 3 settled Banyans
who w^ere cloth-sellers : 2 of them were bakers as well.
CHAB SAIL—A tribe some of whom took part in Katar raid on Abu
Dhabi in 1888-9.
CHI BIS A—A tribe originally settled at Bidaa, who left it on account of
difficulties with Urair tribe. In 1873 they owned about 25 fishing boats and
removed from Khor Hassan to Zubara, being at that time allies of the Nairn.
CHITEBH (UMM-AL).—Name of a pearl-bank (?).
CHURN.—Place (near Odeid ? ) where it was suspected a Turkish detach
ment might be found in 1892. Name occurs in decypherad telegram and may
be mutilated.
DAAPEEN.—Tract to which emigrants from Katar go as well as to
DAKEERAH.—Place mentioned as passed on sea-route from Bidaa to
DAWK A.—Place mentioned in Katar treaty of 1868 as future residence
of Chief. Is Doha meant ?
DHAAYEN.—See Zaayen.
DHAKIRA —Inhabited (?) place on east coast of Katar. Same as
Dakeerah above ?
DHANNA.—A small port near Odeid.
DOHA.—Town to east of Bidaa and connected with it by village of Doha-
as -Saghira. Partly walled round and has several towers. Sheikh's house is at
largo round tower on beach about centre of town, and west of tower is small
biglit where boats aro hauled up for repair. According to Palgrave (1863)
Doha is half size of Bidaa and is situated in small deep bay with cliffs behind
60 to 80 feet high ; houses lower and meaner than at Bidaa ^nd market-place
narrower and dirtier. Ross (1882) appears to include Doha in his description of
DOWASIR.—Tribe at feud with A1 Bin Ali in 1900. Some of them
inhabit, or used to inhabit, Bidaa.
EJMAN.—Important (Bedouin ?) tribe inland from Katar. Kemball
(1845) says Wakra was founded by Boo Ej man refugees from Bidaa in 19th
century. Total number about 10,000 ; fighting strength 2,000. Sheikhs are
subsidised by Turkish Government.
EAKHRAH (AYAL).—Tribal section (?) at Bidaa.
EAREYBAH.—Place in Katar, where, and at Zubara, A1 Bin Ali tribe
used in former times (according to Jasim bin Muhammad bin Thani) to reside.
EARIHA.—Small village, 8 miles south of Khor Hasan on west side of
Katar promontory. _ Had (prior to 1856) a few trading boats and about 150
Al Bu Kuwara inhabitants, mostly fishermen.
EUAIRIT.—Small walled town with several towers, on north-east coast
of Katar.
GHAREEYAT.—Village, apparently in neighbourhood of Fuairit and
Ruweis, which Katar Chief wished to attack in 1886. Is this same as Ghareya
which follows ?
GH AREYA.—Small village with towers, 4 miles north of Fuairit, estab
lished by emigrants from Wakra.

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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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