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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1002] (39/688)

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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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| ' . [ .., 11 thpir rpranhernalia. These pious people spend their time m cooking,
hTtS Ind ptytg ta lm™ L furnished^Jy J autherities- to officiate as priest
Mv at 6 pm the pilgrims form into batches and perform their prayers with great
Daily at b p.m . tne pn, delectation hundreds of pilgrims
ra rS^ce llt rndX^e Smpaniment of clapping of hands which is main-
tained late into the night and leaves no doubt about it upon the serenity of the camp
doctor and of those reposing within effective range.
The Kamaran Quarantine Station, for pilgrims on their way to and from Mecca
is situated on the eastern side of Kamaran Island, which belongs to Turkey The
pilgrims are segregated in enclosed camps and kept there for a number of days that
varies with the circumstances. There is a well-equipped hospital and a number of
houses for the accommodation of the medical staff. The admimstration is m the hands
rof the international quarantine board, and the doctors and other off^aW very cosmo
politan. The station has a short tramway, an ice-makmg plant, and a distillery, and is
(connected by telegraph from Ras-al-Mo'aram with Salif, on the main land, and thence
with Hodaidah and the general system.
On the other side of the Kamarans there is a small native village in a palm-grove ;
otherwise the islands are practically devoid of vegetation.
The eastern, low, rocky point on the southern side of Khor-al-'Odaid (q.v.), in the Abu
Dhabi principality of 'Oman. A reef named Fasht Umm Jannah extends 3 miles
-eastward and northward from it.— { 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. Pilot.)
A village in Widyan Dawasir; see Wadi Dawasir sub-district,
A large village in the district of Ja'alan {q. v.) in the 'Oman Sultanate.
See Southern Shammar tribe, Aslam division.
kamil ah (jabal)—
a hill in 'Oman Proper; it is an off-shoot of the Ha jar hill system and is situated some
18 or 20 miles north -westwards from Manah, overlooking the village of iaimsa.
KAN a'an (B AIT)—
a section of the Muhaisin tribe {q. 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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