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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎107v] (213/286)

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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MULLAH AH.—Given by Sacllier as an unwalled village of Katif with
population of 400. Is this same as Malaha above ?
MTJSALAMIYA.—Island about J a mile in extent, situated in Musala-
miya Bay about 75 miles north-north-west of Katif town. Bay is shallow but
a deep channel loads up to the island. On the enst side of the island is a large
village inhabited by fishermen of the Omair (? Amayir) tribe (about 400 men)
whose boats lie at the north side of the island. According to Bombay
Selection XXIV, however, the inhabitants are 500 men of the Beni Khalid
tribe, under 2 Sheikhs subject to the Sheikh of Katif.
MUSHAHHAR—See Mogbarat.
MUTAHIR.—Tribe mentioned by Douglas as having a total strength
of 4,000 and fighting strength of fcOO. They are a subsidised tribe and nomi-
nally under Turkish control,
NAJM (AIN-UL).—" Fountain of the Star", a small village on or
near the foot of the cliffs at Ghoweyr. There is a hot spring of clear water
said to be most beneficial ic cutaneous disorders. In 1841 it was covered by
a dome which by 1862 the Wahabis had destroyed for religious and political
NEAREAH. Place marked in Felly's map near the coast, about mid
way between Katif town and Abu Ali island.
NEDSCHJRAN.—Place or district referred to by Ritter on the mainland
opposite Bahrein.
NEGAYR.—Place, apparently inhabited, marked in Felly's map about
80 miles north-west of Katif and 30 miles from coast, on Taj route between
Jiasa and Koweit.
J ^ vei \ Chief and most convenient port of the administrative
division ot Hasa. (1) Situated on the Arabian coast in the Gulf of Bahrein
about miles east south-east of the south extremity of Bahrein island and
neai^y 70 m'les south by east of Katif town. Distant 16 hours by caravan from
. i T: ' ^ stands on the south-west side of a cove which runs about 4 miles
inland m a north-north-west direction. East side of inlet is formed by lono-, low,
sandy pomt, called lias Seihaat its south extremity ; and entrance, 200 or
™ i S be , t " ree,1 this P oin t Zakl.numya island (see sub
section B). _ Channel and great portion of inlet are 3 to 4 fathoms deep but
sTnrth 11 V 0Wer rT 1 1 P^nts approach ot ships. There is no bazaar.
home l^ m Ihe i* 1306 - Town consists of Mudir's
house, which is a fortified building with bastions at corners but old and dilani-
fee^hieh a^l tl "?!. "l' Sara '' 150 J ,ards lori ? by 80 broad, with walls 16
of " Tcfiln " ! rouQd 3 S| des leaving a parapet of.3J feet at top. Entrances
thero w .P 4n o? r n ,r- e0f fr01lt a,ld rear faces - w Wahahi times
Imntll ? 5 dwellings ; now there are no inhabitants except Turkish
fill AsarLah gell N ar T, rle - , ^ Buokin g ham described the inhabitants as
fG^Tlt nort trv H >0U ,0( ! ?l'P ears t0 be frequented by Nairn Bedouins,
(bj Ihe poit serves Hasa and the whole of south Neid Rice niece-£?oods
thk e entmSt ail Zwp r ^ WS, e ^ 0I ' ^' ie in ' er ' or from Bahrein mostly'pass through
weelf ?7 P w Zu<!,n<!r caravan of 200 to 300 camels leaves Ojair every
rod " hit er w l C - aU be 0b , t f ln ^ 'u sand-pits near the fort, but J it is not
good, better water is procurable at an hour's distance (H)
headquarters of Mudirlik of same name. There were in 1697 a Ludii a
under^a Lie 11^11^t ail rR deta ^ llr ^ erits of 2 2 regulars and 24 gendarmes each
" Journey " opposite page™.] P ^ 0 j a 'r 'ulet will be found in Douglas's
OOMOOB,.—Bedouin tribe whom Sadlier found encamped at Wab.
town?^i^re M ^ad^ex TT-nt'l 6 "''i'- Salt we " s ' 12 hours march from Kafif
Azmiah above? Country between Katif ami O Hof,mf - Ca " 'Ws bo same as
and flat sandy nlain<i , , , and Oozoomeeah is a desert of sandliills
sandy plains, surface of latter being covered with thick crust of cakes

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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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