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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎111v] (221/286)

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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SUBEH.—Tribe at Katif, ill-affected towards the Turks in 1879.
SUBEYH.—Tribe at Katif, against whom were many claims iu 1879 for
injuries inflicted. Is this same as last?
TAJ.—Ruined fort about 3 days' march inland from Katif. Built of
large white stones and formerly chief town of Hasa ; foundations can be traced
for a mile or more in length and | a mile in breadth. Ruins and water still
found in neighbourhood. Is this not same as Thaaj below ?
TANURA (RAS).—Sandy cape in lat. 26° 38' north and long. 50° 10'
east, forming north side of Katif bay. It is but 100 yards wide in places and
south point is very low. There is an anchorage inside the cape with the point of
the latter bearing south-east and 1 to 2 cables otf shore, here Turkish government
vessels visiting Katif generally lie, at a distance of about 7 miles from Katif
town. Name means ^whirlpool" and refers to the strong tides in the neigh
bourhood which are very complicated and appear to have a great meeting otf
this point. Near the point the tide seems to split, south of it the flood stream
sets to southward; and outside from it north-westward, towards Koweit.
TARUT.—Island (called Jirhoot in Bombay Selection XXIV, page 571)-
It lies on shore reef in Katif bay, opposite town of Katif, and is fertile an^
about 3^ miles in length and breadth. Eastern half is closely grown with
high date-trees, near centre of which is Tarut Fort with high towers showing
above the trees. Villages from north to south are Fenia, Sanabis, Tarut
and Darin; they are unprotected by walls. A channel to Katif town leads
round the north of the island ; it is navigable at high water for vessels of under
6 feet draught. Tarut Island is connected with the mainland by a ford dry
at low water about J a mile above Katif Fort; distance from mainland about l k
miles. 3
TARUT.—Unwalled village with high towers and fort on Tarut Island.
It stands in centre of date grove which covers eastern half of island.
TEHAMA. Desert marked in Felly's map south of Hasa proper and
south-west of Katar.
TELAIMAH.—Place marked in Felly's map in Hasa proper. It is a stage
on route from Hasa to Koweit.
TENOOKH.—Arab clan mentioned by Falgrave as among later settlers
on north-east side of Arabia, including Hasa.
THAAJ.—Fort, marked in Felly's map in northern part of Hasa proper.
no hill, 500 feet high, on Katif coast
18 miles south from Ras Tanura.
. THALUM (DUHAT).--Large shallow bay about 7 miles in extent and
uninhabited.^ At south side is sand hill called Hamadiya, used as a land mark,
2 or 3 miles inland from which natives say there is a small lake of fresh
water. ^ Low north point of bay has a ruined fort on it, called Kureya. En
trance is about 38 miles south of Katif town and 26 miles north of Ojair.
TEAROOTH.—Village in Katif (?) District. Can Tarut be meant ?
THENEEYAT GH Ail.—Small village in Moghazi range, 16 miles south
west ot Hofhuf, on route between Nejd and Hasa.
,.' 1 ' 0 /ll T Walled TUlase on mailll! «ia in Katif district, south of Bebari and
north of Kelat.
i R .^. M 1 M ,9p L 5 MAN,—Mentioned % Sadlier as a walled town of Katif with
1,000 inhabitants.
WAB.—Stage With bad water where Sadlier found camp of 300 Oomoor
Bedouins, 3 hours march north of Oomerubeah. Falgrave places it about 70
miles north-north west of Hofhuf, says Moghazi chain ends northwards of it
and speaks of its copious waters ; but he was never there.
with^puMo^ W enti0ned 1,y 8adlier 88 a walled t0WI1 Katif strict

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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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