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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎997] (34/688)

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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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fttlier occasions of religious excitement, large re -inforcements were drafted into the
town from Baghdad City, with which there is tel graphic communication. There is
also a post office. The town is constituted as a municipality.
An honorary Naib-Karpardaz or Consular Agent is charged with the interests of
Persian subjects.
A village on the Mahrah coast of Southern Arabia. It lies a mile or two inland from,'
and to the west of, Khaisaib and contains a population of some 300 souls. There are
several wells of good water and some date and other cultivation. Salt is exported
from here.
A village in Wadi Sirhan [q. v.), in North-western Arabia.
A well in Dhafrah {q. v.), a sub-division of Trucial 'Oman.
See Qafar.
A hamlet in Wadi Samail {q. v.) in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
KAFIL ( Islands)—
Sea Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, eastern side.
KAFIR (R as-al)—■
A small headland on the Mahrah coast of Southern Arabia and situated some 15 miles
east-north -eastward from the town of Saihut.
A village of the island of Nabi Salih {q. v.), one of the Bahrain group.
KAF U RAH (A bu)—
A place about 12 miles east of the Dujailah Redoubt, which latter is 8| miles due east
of the Licorice Factory at Kut -al-Amarah. The marsh, at the end of April, 1916, ex
tended from Abu Kafiirah to within 5 miles of 'Ali-al-Gharbi and was 12 miles wide,
with a depth in places of 5 feet.
A village in Wadi Bani Ghafir {q. v.), in the 'Oman Sultanate.
KAHAF (Ras-al)—
A flat topped rocky point a few miles to the south-westward of Abu Dhabi town, in
'Oman ; it lies between Jabal Abu Kashashah and Umm-al-Majarib and is comparative
ly high.— (PeTsicw Gulf Pilot.)
Generally pronounced Chahafah. A well-known village in the Jabal Shammar
Principality, about mid-way between Hail and Buraidah and some 75 miles or 80 miles
from either; it is the ordinary third halting place on the Hail-Buraidah route.
The village is unwalled and contains about 60 houses of the Mas'ud section
of the Aslam division of the Shammar. Some of the wells, which are 8 to 9
fathoms deep, have good water, and the place is reputed healthy ; there are only about
10 days' rain in the year, at the beginning of winter. Dates, cereals and vegetablea
are cultivated; the best kind of date is a large yellow variety called Fankhah; palms
of all sorts are said to number about 3,000. There are the usual animals. The Turks;
after their defeat in Qasim in the summer of 1904, fell back upon Kahafab.

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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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