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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎109v] (217/286)

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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salt, destitute of verdure, and heavy goin? for animals. Sandhills bore scantv
tufts of grass and a plant called ishnan from which potash is manufactured To
north or north-west of this desert are 7 hamlets (what names ?) containinff each
from 16 to 160 families in huts, who have a few date-trees and a little cultiva
tion. To west and south-west whole country is a desert.
OOMERUBEAH.—Or Urnm Rehao. Plain with water, 3 hours march
south-west from Wah. Here Sadlier found very large camp of Beni Klialul
Bedouins. u
SABAA (UMM). Large hot spring, gushing up from the depths of a
natural basin, about 50 feet in diameter and very deep, and sending out 7 stream*
in different directions which are utilised for irrigation. Site is 8 miles Hup
north of Hoflmf. Water is too hot for bathers to enter suddenlv and fish
frogs, etc., cannot live in it. Ancient stone-work surrounds the pool and thpr'
is thick vegetation. Little village of Zekkah lies about ^ of a mile tc the cast
SAFWA.—Walled village mentioned by Gaskin as northernmost in Kafif
district. In Sadlier's time a walled town of 2,400 inhabitants.
, S ; 4 i H ^ T -^ 1 ¥. t0Wn and large forfc on 00ast about 5 miles south-south-
east ot Katif. ihick date groves commence here and continue for 2 or 3 m l
beyond Katif. Opposite the town is Saihat Khor, northern branch of whlT.
channel gives boats access to Katif town, and southern branch to Dimml,
There is a high sandhill behind Saihat visible 12 miles. la SadlWc f,- a '
(1819) population was 2,000. In 1839 the place was said to contain 1 000
fighting men, celebrated for their warlike qualities, and the chiefs of IK ^- p
and Saihat were constantly at feud. J^atit
SALAS1L.—Wells in desert north-east of Domeezee.
t i S 1 ANA ^ ls -—unwalled fishing village on eastern shore of Tarnf
Island, north-east of the fort. arut
, S . APA ? sT ( AL )-—Tribe concerned in attack in 1902 on caravan near
dich, in which Turkish detachment was cut up.
^ SENALIS.---Place where the pirate Ahmad bin Selman stole a boat in
which he proceeded to Umm Nasan island.
SENNA BIS.—Place inhabited by the Bu Eelassur.
(? na S apt7eA OCOrdillg t0 mtetin8 the viIlages of fhe Gantry
SE1 BAT.—A place in Katif territory,
SHAABAH.—Town or villnge in Katif distnVf ^ -i- -i
south ot Hoflmf in Palgrare's map. It is about 5 miles from Ghoweyr. 3 ^
SHAKEEK.—Town or village in Hasa proper.
18 79 shereydah -^ place whei ' e Amayir refugees from Katif lauded iu
and south'of'jlayas, 31113 ^ Villag0 ^ mainIand 0f Katif ' nOTth of Chawaichib
and so" hrf A Jh C awaieWb VaUed Vil,age ^ mainland 0f Katif ' north of Debaibia
partj^oC^zlIeed bio the^Ben/'Halir.' 0 "' a
tlmm Nahs ?n U il A „ T dtnTaboutlo ZL tut^
inhab™" Ritter ' al0nS With •"<» other pJaees, as
Island associated themseiv^'J cL^rnee 1 of A f"XiffraT I nn m^or

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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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