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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1020] (57/688)

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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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KHADHRA (J atul)—
A peak in the Mahadhah {q.v.) plain of the 'Oman Promontory.
KHADHRA (W adi)—
A valley in the Mihaihah {q.v.) plain of the 'Oman Promontory.
One of the villages of Wadi 'Andam {q.v.), in the 'Oman Sultanate ; see also 'Oman
A section of the Dawasir tribe {q.v.), of southern Najd; the Khadhran belong to the
Wida'in divisk-n.
A considsrable village in the subAVilayat of Shinas {q.v.) in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A large spring in the Hasa oasis {q.v.).
A fishing village on the north coast of Soqotrah, 8 or 10 miles to the west of Hadibu
and the third largest settlement in the island. It is situated by the edge of the sea,
with a marshy waste of sand separating it from the hills. Khadup possesses a consi
derable number of sarf boats and canoes, and catamarans on which the fishermen ply
their trade. Outside the village the women manufacture large earthen jars which are
used for the export of butter. There are foundations of some curious, unfinished
houses near Khadup, which are assigned to the Portuguese. Khadup possesses a
fairly good water-supply from wells and a stream. There are numbers of flamingoes
A hamlet in Wall Mxih, in the Masqat district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
One of the divisions of the Zubaid tribe {q.v.) of 'Iraq. Daring the great war they
were hostile to the British.
A hamlet in Wadi Bani Ghafir {q.v.), in the 'Oman Sultanate.
See Dawasir tribe; Farjan sub-division of the Al Hasan.
KHAFIR (A bu)—
A hamlet of Bahrain Island {q.v.).
KHAFJI (R as-al)—
See Kuwait Principality.
A depression in the centre of the Mahmal tract of the 'Aridh district {q.v.), in Central
Arabia, ,
KHAIBAR (H arrat)—'
A lava field in the north-western part of Central Arabia ; it begins a few miles to the
east of Hadiyah, on the Hejaz Railway, and extends to a point about half-way to Hail.
i Its extreme length is thus over 100 miles and its greatest breadth about 50 miles.

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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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