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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎97v] (197/286)

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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JANNA.—Island under Sheikh of Kfifif, a mile off shore about 13
miles north-west of Jezint Abu Ali and 0 miles south-east of Musalajniya.
Length enst and west is about If miles ; there is fresh water in wells and
a small fort and village on north side inhabited by about 200 fishermen of
Amayir (?) tribe.
JARIM.—Island off the coast of Barr-al-Adan where Amayir tribe fish
for pearls ; see Bombay selection XXIV, page 81. What island is meant ?
JENAIB (UMM). —Name of considerable district forming central portion
of country between Katif and Koweit.
JINN A.—Small sandy islet about 10 feet high, half a mile long and
very narrow, tea miles east by north of Has Abu Ali.
JIRAIDA.—Small sandy islet about 12 feet high and J of a mile in
extent, lies 10 or 11 miles off the coast midway between Kalif town and
JISII.—Village on Katif mainland north of Saihat and south of Khewail-
dia. This appears to be ihe wailed town with a population of 560 called bv
Sadlier, Jisha.
JISIIA.—Village in Hasa oasis mentioned by Jopp and Douglas on
their routes from Ojair to Ilolhuf. It seems to stand on southern o° south
eastern edge of oasis on right of Ojair-Uofhuf road, 9 miles short of Hofhuf.
In 1841 it was encompassed by a wall of about 250 yards square, 7 or 8 feet
high, with small towers at intervals. Good water, grass, fuel and supplies
are obtainable. In map of parts of Arabia and Persia a place Jesha is shown
about 10 miles north of Holhuf ; is this a mistake ?
JO\A DEII.—Place marked in Pelly's map, apparently in Hasa oasis. It
is a stage on route from Uasa to Koweit.
,i Village in Hasa proper. In Palgrave's map it (? Dioon) is
placed 2o miles north-north-west of Hofhuf, and lie says highest part of Jebel
Moghazi range is opposite it. According to Sadlier it (? Jumeah) is a villa-e
with an abundant supply of water and date-gardens, and near it is an ex
tensive lake which lertiiizes the plain in its vicinity. Some cotton is
KAIS (ABD-EL).—Mentioned by Ritter as a predominant tribe ot Ilasa
or neighbourhood.
KARAT YIN (JEZIRAT-AL).—Small sandy islet, bardly above lii"U
water level, 4 miles south of Jezirat-al-Kran. m D n
K AI A. Piace in ICatif, attacked by Bedouins in 1888.
nf ac 1 0or di | i? to Niebubr o:icc called Shatt; it is now one
m ^ djstnets which compose the Turkisb administrative division of Hasa
( ) Bounded by sea on enst; by district of Ilasa on south and west, bcin- scpaS
by ; anse f 'r r 1 ,' 8 . Calletl M^harat; and on north by delerU? .
(2) 1*0 infoimation as to Mudirliks or other subdivisions. (3) Consists of saudv
SlrMn Sa | a '' a , e Wlth sp " n - g Wate V' onl y a few feet; ^ove sea level. Inhabited
p i tion lies along sea and is 14 miles long by 3 deep. Atmosphere thick and
oppressive ^ent mtense, v^etation ranker and more luxuriant than in Hasa
Hills dividing Ka if from Hasa have sleep sandstone cliff on side towards Katif'
e uUs raninauT \ ™ ia ™ 1 ^ k celebrated and its
.uits aie rampant, inhabitants weak in frame and sallow in complexion
(5) Communications, so far as described, will be found in article on Hasa
rrLin 1013, . a According to Sadlier, mutton, rice, dates, musk and water
"Wli f 101 , 1106 ' some latter being of extraordinary size, 35 to 40 lbs
\ heat and barley are not so abundant as rice : unhealthiness nF i'c ntf **
buted to cultivation of latter. Pigs arc abundant LftolTr^ good toZ
vateT lMniols e nin 1 ^ nan ^ 0e M^ 0me ° ianateS ' . gra P es ' citrons ' and "mes are eulti-
. lirinjolb, onions and beans are seen in the ffarden^ i'a « i • •

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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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