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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎999] (36/688)

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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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An alternative name for Ghallah, in Trueial 'Oman. It is abont 4 miles from Khor
KALBA (K hor)— . nu-mi, tf ^
TChor Kalba is not to be confounded with Kalba, otherwise called Ghallah. It is
the southernmost village of the Shamaillyah district in the Sharjah Principality of
TrLTarOmanTncl S situated on the eoast of the Gulf of 'Oman 20 miles north-north-
west of ShinSs in the Batinah district of the 'Oman Sultanate and 24 miles south of
Khor Fakkan Khor Kalba stands on a creek which boats can enter at high water an
Htadoicnded by a fort: it consists of 150 houses of the Za'ab tribe who own 5 or 6 sea-
going boats employed in the coasting trade.
See Maslrod Island, 'Oman Sultanate.
Singular Kalbani. A tribe of the 'Oman Sultanate inhabiting both slopes of western
Haiar" they are found on the Dhahirah side at Maqniyat (740 houses), wluehis theirpnn-
■ 1 1 f Qn mo houses') at Khadal (100 houses) m an affluent of Wadi Dhank,
an^at Miskhi (^0^™ouses)^^ajaid'(40 Piuses) and 'Aridh (300 houses)
Thev occur also at 'Ibri in Dhahirah. On the Batinah side their villages are Zula (20 bouses)
in Wadi Baui Ghafir ; Daiqarah (25 houses), Hiyal (70 houses), Minafah (2o houses) and
Raoairid (25 houses) in Wadi Mabrah ; and Battah (90 houses) m Wadi Sarrami. There
Me also 30 houses of Bani Kalban at Bahlah in 'Oman Proper. In politics the Ban.
Kalban are Ghafiri, in religion Iba/lhi. None of them are Bedouins.
The following are their subdivisions :—
Number of households.
'Amairah (Aulad)
Ghababin ..
Sinan (Wilad)
Subaih (Wilad)
Tiyum (Bani)
Maqniyat and x Miskin
Maqniyat, 'Aridh and
Maqniyat and Miskin
Zula in Wadi Bani
There is also a section or sub -section called Quyudh who are found at Raqaiyid. Their
total number is about 8,000 souls. In the troubles of 18S3 the B mi Kalban sided with
the Sultan of 'Oman. They are sometimes at feud with the Miyayihah.
One of the tribes of Trucial 'Oman (q.v.).
KALBU (W adi)—
See 'Oman Proper, valleys.
A village in the Masqat district (g-v.).

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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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