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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎77v] (157/286)

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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asses. Cotton sail-cloth of good quality for baghlas, fine date-leaf mats and
coarse cloth for turbans and cloaks are manufactured. Most of trade of
Bahreiu is carried on here and post and customs offices are at Manama, Im
ports are principally piece-goods, rice, cotton, colfee, timber and other materials
for shipbuilding ; also, largely for re-exportation, cattle, fuel, grain, drugs,
tobacco, sugar and oil. Most of trade is carried by steamers, but some of that
with India by locally built boats. (7) Water is plentiful and of good quality.
Bullocks, sheep, poultry, vegetables and fruit, Arab bread, rice, flour, etc., are
procurable, also firewood but not sufficient for steaming purposes. (8)—(10)
There is a European political officer at Manama.
MAOSDLLIM (AL).—An Arab tribe of Bahrein.
MAUZEED.—An Arab tribe of Bahrein.
MOOTSALLEMA.—An Arab tribe of Bahrein.
MUHARRAK.—Island. (1) Lies north-east of Bahrein Island from
which it is separated by a strait about 1 mile broad and nearly all shallow. (2)
It is 3 miles in breadth east and west and nearly 4 miles long from north
coast to extreme south-east point. It averages i a mile in width and is shaped
like horse shoe with the hollow curve towards the south, only entered by water at
high tide. (3) It consists of a low strip of sand surrounded by broad coral reefs
which more than double its area at low water. The islets of Say a, Khaseifa
and Arza adjoin it. Three clumps of dates stand on the north side of the
island within the space of 1 mile at Dir, Riya and Simahi. (4) For fresh-water
springs on the reefs surrounding the island, see under Bahrein. (5) The town
of Muharrak is on this island and the villages are Basaitin, Dir, Eiya, Simahi
Kalah, Jemj, Hadd, Musheir and Arad. (6) Independent of mainland. (7)
By Sheikh of Bahrein who himself resides on the island. '
t i Sit:uated on south-west point of Muharrak
Isiand. (4) Closely packed, with small snug houses, Perso-Arabian in appear
ance. I here are numerous spacious but low palaces belom'insr to A1 K hoKfo
family. (3) Square fort with four towers stands on low detached piece of
goundou south end of town. (1) Douglas makes population 25,000 Porsi™
(julf Pilot 8,000. (5) (6) In commerce inferior to Manama and market-place
/^ a w r + frequented. Inhabitants are chiefly employed in pearl fishery
s ? 0St { r0m th ? sP"ng Bu Mahir, near the fort.
f p t > i r i.s ^s^ence of Chief and capital and seat of Govern
ment of Bahrein group of islands.
MUHAVIDEH (AL).—An Arab tribe at Babreia.
MUSHEIR.—Small village at extreme soutb-east point of Mubarmlr
Island, 2 a mile soutb of Hadd and sometimes separated from it by the tide.
l, ( „ f ABBI f SA LI.—SmaH island about J a milo in diameter, covered with
islands of sftra ami Bahrein? 110 Wllicl1 is eilclosetl bet ™en the
west coast of Balaei^sland'ab^ur^mnesTouth'west erf Bidia.^' 18 ^ ^
Manam A a YIM, ~ FiShing Tillage 0n COast of Bahrein mile west of
OMUSnEHR.—Village shown in Wbish's Survey. Same as Musbeir ?
al ?'situate'^about 0 ^ milefVest of Sm^
It is 150 yards from the beach and the Inchest m.-f k sn f„,.f „i r ! am ^
It covers nearly 2 acres of eronml ' . Part is HO feet above sea-level.
b^h » ^ ceiltro is ^ and
extremi^r^hamSnd® 0f a ^ hUtS ' W:tU clum l , of dat es. near north

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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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