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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2324] (841/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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VII.—Dangi ( ^ ).
Belongs only to Kuwait, and it is believed that only one is at present
known there; it was built at Kuwait and is similar in all respects to
the Bum ; excepting 1 at the stem-head which has peculiar device, belonging
to the Kutiyah, rather like a bird^s head with the beak pointing aft;
this peculiar ornament belongs strictly to the Kutiyah ; a type of Indian
craft found at Karachi and in the Gulf of Cutch. In respect of size,
complement, nature of employment, etc., the Dangi is similar to the Bum.
The name is probably a native adaptation of the English " dinghy' c
VIIL—Kutiyah (^).
An Indian native type of vessel recently adopted in parts of the Gulf;
it really belongs to Karachi, Gulf of Cutch, etc.
The Kutiyah is found in Bushehr, Kharag Island, Bahrain,
Kuwait, one or two at each place.
The Kutiyah is in all respects similar to the Ghunchah or small
Baghlah Large trading vessel. , excepting that it has a peculiar birdlike device on the stem
head instead of the square block of wood ; this is its particular cnarac er
istic and has been borrowed by the Dangi. In every other y es P e ^
regarding complement, size, rig, employment and tonnage it is simi ar
the Ghunchah. It is sometimes built at Kuwait, Bahrain and Bus en.
IX.—Shu'ai ( ).
Belongs to the Pirate Coast, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The Shu^ai is a small Sambuk propelled by oars and sails, us^
principally by fishermen; it is generally from 15 to 20 feet long;
a crew of from 6 to 10 men. The larger Shu^ai is used for pear ing
the Pirate Coast. Nearly all are decked j they have one mast wi
usual sails and fittings.
X.—Zaruqah ( ).
Belongs to Arab Coast ports from Masqat to Abu Dhabi, ft ^
small Baqarah used for fishing and pearling close to the coast.

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2324] (841/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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