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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎85v] (173/286)

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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BEDEANEE (MAA-UL).—Wells with abundant supply of water near
Yaroodeeab village.
BEHAIH.— Section of Al Morrah tribe who in 19^0 committed a murder
ous attack on Bahrein subjects at Derya 40 miles south of Katif. Iribe is
strong and possesses large number of camels; they are nomads without fixed
place of residence. In winter and spring they camp on southern confines of
Hasa and for about 3 months in summer they move to wells about b miles
inland from Duhat Salwa.
BEHAEI.—Name of a village on mainland of Katif.
BELAALAT.—Place between Hasa and Ojair where there was once a
BELEE.—Arab clan, according to Palgrave, between Katar and Basrah.
BISERTIN.—Place about 11 miles from Ojair on route to Hofliuf.
Sweet water can be obtained by digging and there is some grazing about.
BORGUD—Town of Hasa according to Blau apud Miles.
CHATAR.—Place with 3 small wells, situated on edge of large depression
fairly clear of sand and covered with saltpetre. Water brackish; no grazing
or fuel. Situated 28 miles from Ojair on route to Hofhuf.
CHAWAICHIB.—Village on mainland of Katif.
CHES-IL-BARI and CHES-IL-TOBE.—Mentioned by Sidlier as open
villages under the government of Katif.
DAM (JEBEL-ED).—Hill mentioned by Sadlier between Haffeerah and
Hoodia. Can this be same as Palgrave's Moghor ?
DAM MAM.—Important town on Katif coast, occupied by Turks, about 9
miles south-east of Katif town. Principal fort lies on au island, on the shore
reef, nearly joined to the mainland. Rest of the town and a smaller fort stand
on mainland near it. Channels through the reef, by which native vessels ap
proach the town, are shallow and probably practicable only at high water.
Shot for the Turkish artillery is said to be kept here.
DARIN.—Town with square fort at south point of island of Tarut.
DEBATIAH.—Place marked in Pelly's map in Hasa north of Hofhuf.
It is a stage on route from Hasa to Koweit.
DEBA1BIA.—Walled village in Katif district.
DEBEBI.—Described by Sadlier as an open village with population of
1,200. Is this same as last ?
DERYA.—Place in Turkish territory, 30 or 40 miles south of Katif, where
cousin of Sheikh of Bahrein was murdered in 1900.
DHARAN.— Place or district about 20 miles south of Katif.
DOMEEZEE.—Place with well of good water about 10^ hours east-
south-east of Haffeerah.
DTJTA.—In 1S65 a large and flourishing town, recently sprung up in the
neighbourhood of Taj. This township was described as being in the centre of
a fertile and well-watered region and its inhabitants as being agricultural and
addicted to commerce.
DUWAD.—Arab clan formerly allied with the Amayir of Janna.
E1N DAR.—Wells where Bedouins camp a few miles west-north-west
of Lomeezpe.
EJMAN —Tribe extending north from Ras al Ghar by whom Beni Khalid
of that part have been absorbed. They are the principal tribe of the Barr-
al-Adan. Are these the same as the Ejman of sub-section B ?
EARS f (JAZIRAT).—Islet, in lat. 27° 59|' north and long. 50° 10'
east, 56 miles from nearest part of Persian coast, and 53 miles from Arab
coast just south of Ras-al-Ghar. It is ^ of a mile across, only a few feet
above sea leve!, overgrown with coarse grass and brushwood and frequented
by fishermen, chiefly from Kharag, who catch turtle (which abound on the
island) for oil and shell.
I'ELA^St iL (BU).—Tribe who inhabit Sennabis,

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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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