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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎992] (29/688)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (341 folios). It was created in 1917. 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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of souls.
Wadi Shwaihah and
Shibakah in Wadi
Mostly nomads, A sub
section of this section,
known as Hibnat, are
found at the village of
Yidhwah (Ahl)
The villages of Maha
dhah and Kaha-l and
Sharam in Wadi
Mahadhah village and
Bani Ka'ab are touna aoout tne neau ui vvc^i-cvi-^x , -
at Hadaf in Wadi Hatta and at Hasaifln, Sur-al-'Abri and Tara.f m the L ™ a Se
at Sohar They probably number about 6,000 souls in I rucial Oman and
'Oman Sultanate. The chief Shaikh of the tribe, at the present time Salim-bin-Diyain,
belongs to the Mizahamiyin section and resides at Mahadhah village. ^
One of the quarters of Rumaidhah town {q. v.).
A spring in the Qatif Oasis {q. v.), in Eastern Arabia.
Singular Ka'abi. A small tribe of Bahrain and Qatar who regard Ka'ab-al-Habar,
a companion of the prophet Muhammad, as their ancestor and claim tribal connection with
the Ka'ab of Persian 'Arabistan and the Bani Ka'ab of Trucial 'Oman. About 60
nomad families of Ka'aban belong to Qatar ; 30 other nomad families wander in the
neighbourhood of Jabal-ad-Dukhan in Bahrain ; and 30 families, employed in the pearl
fisheries, are settled at Jasairah on Bahrain Island. In religion the Ka'aban are Maliki
Sunnis. They are said to have accompanied the 'Utub from Qatar to Bahrain, but their
earlier movements are untraceable.
See Manasir tribe, A1 Bu Mindhir section.
KA'ABENY (A rab-al)—
See Humaidat.
A tract in the Hindiyah Qadha {q.v.) in 'Iraq.
A village in Wadi 'Abailah, one of the tributaries of Wadi-al-Jizi {q. v.), in the Sultanate
of 'Oman.
A ridge, in the Kuwait Principality, lying to the south of Kabd {q. v.).
KABlSH (A bul)—
A village, but without permanent inhabitants, in Wadi Hanifah {q. v.), in Nejd.

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Volume II of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries K through to R.

The Gazetteer is an alphabetically-arranged compendium of the tribes, clans and geographical features (including towns, villages, lakes, mountains and wells) of Arabia that is contained within three seperate bound volumes. The entries range from short descriptions of one or two sentences to longer entries of several pages for places such as Iraq and Yemen.

A brief introduction states that the gazetteer was originally intended to deal with the whole of Arabia, "south of a line drawn from the head of the Gulf of 'Aqabah, through Ma'an, to Abu Kamal on the Euphrates, and to include Baghdad and Basrah Wilayats" and notes that before the gazetteer could be completed its publication was postponed and that therefore the three volumes that now form this file simply contain "as much of the MSS. [manuscript] as was ready at the time". It further notes that the contents have not been checked.

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1 volume (341 folios)
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Foliation: This volume's foliation system 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.

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