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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎57v] (117/286)

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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portion in 1863 acknowledged Wahabi influence; greater number were regard-
ed as infidels. Colour dusky verging on black. Eloquent, savage but not bar
barous ; good natured, but impudent and predatory Their flocks of gonts can
(Palorave) pass 4 or 5 days without watering. Many of A1 Morrah actually
inhabit the Dabna desert taking advantage of the oases. More numerous and
widely distributed than Manasir, but less pugnacious. They visit Katar and
Oman sometimes for trade and sometimes for plunder. Douglas gives their
number as 3,000 and fighting strength as 500 : he says their Chiefs receive
Turkish allowances.
MOWAII (JEBEL).—Hill near coast at bottom of Gulf of Bahrein.
MUHAMMAD (AL) —Section of Beni Hajir, connected and friendly
with Ejman. Habitat near Katif.
MUSALLAM (AL).—Tribe in Katar.
MUZARIYA.— Tribe occasionally visiting Chief of Bahrein for sake of
presents. Habitat not indicated. Can these be identical with tribe of similar
name in Oman and territory of Trueial Chiefs ?
N A ALT AH—Place whence water-supply of Bidaa is derived, variously
stated to be at 15 minutes and 3 miles distance from the town. Must be held
by garrison if intending to retain possession of Bidaa.
NAHUNE.—One of Arab tribes inhabiting Bidaa (1856). Are Nairn
meant ?
NAIJAH.—Eort of Jasim in Katar where there are Bedouins. Can this be
same as Naaijah above ?
NAIM —Bedouin tribe in Katar who grazed their cattle on pastures
surrounding Zubara in 1873: 63 or 70 of them have a hereditary attach
ment to Bahrein Chief. Is this a branch of great Nairn tribe in Oman and
territory of Trucial Chiefs ? Gulf Pilot says they oecupy the country between
Ojair and Katar, are not unfriendly to strangers and are reported the most
powerful tribe of the Katar peninsula.
NAJHAN.—See Katar.
NASAXMEER.—Place in Katar or inland from it.
OBEYJA.—Place between which and Odaid the Turks, in 1879, foibade
any new settlements to be established.
EIYAT.—Small village with several towers on coast about 2 miles north
of Euairit.
RUBEIJA.—Village on west coast of Katar, 2 miles south of Ras
Ashiraj. Inhabited before 1856 by about 150 Utoobees.
RUWEIS.— Small town on north-west coast of Katar, 2^ miles south of
Ras Rakkin. Has many boats which anchor inside the reef; also a fort
with 4 towers, first object, visible when making land from north. Before 1856
it had about 100 A1 Bu Kuw T ara and Utoobee inhabitants.
SAKIK.—Halting place on western route from Beroymi to Hasa with
sweet springs and some wood. Lies a little south-west of Katar Peninsula.
SALATAH.—Tribe who removed from Katar to Bahrein in 1889 on
account of their treatment by Jasim, Chief of Katar.
SALWA—Halting place on eastern route from Bereymi to Hasa somewhat
west of Katar Peninsula. Is it near bay of same name ?
SALWA (DUHAT).—Bay, forming south end of Gulf of Bahrein.
SAMAISMA.—Place near Khor Shajij, 8 miles from Biddaa. Jasim wish
ed, or pretended he wished, to settle herein 1883.
SEHALEEYA.—Place about 1J hours' distance from Bidaa southwards.
SHAKAB.—Eort (?) between Bidaa and Wajbah.
SADEH.—Tribe who in 1^73 owned 5 boats and removed from Ruweis
to Zubara.
SAHOOL —Branch of Beni Hajir tribe.
SAMEYTEE (AL BU) —Name of a tribe. No particulars.

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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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