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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1022] (59/688)

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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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Maite-R^embte an African village, the majerity of the inhabitants being
negroes who are known as Khaiabara.
Between Mustajid-
dah and Khaibar,
about midway or
75 miles from
either. It is on
one route from
Mustajidah to
Thurghud (spelling
20 miles south-west
of Hayat.
About 25 miles north
of Hayat, on the
west edge of the
Harrat Khaibar.
100 houses of negroes,
half-castes, and
Hataim. The non-
African blood in
the place is increas
ing by intermar
An ancient and pros
perous oasis village,
almost hidden in a
cleft of Harrat Khai
bar up which its
plantations • extend
for 2 miles. There
are three springs of
drinkable water.
Dates are abundant,
but not very good,
and wheat, barley,
maiz and tobacco
are cultivated;
there are no cattle
or beasts of burden.
The place orginally
belonged to the
'Anizah, who were
40 houses ot negroes
2 or 3 houses of Ha
pay half
by Ibn
The pre-
the pro
duce of the dates to
the Amir as his pro
prietary share and
also jot' 1 re "
mainder as revenue.
There are palms.
The route from
Hayat to Madinah
passes this way.
There are palms,
wheat and barley,
and wells 6 feet
Sufait. —A camping ground.
Halq-ar-RVah. —A camping ground, with a few settlements, at the end of a valley.
Karaizlydh. —A group of wells, some of which have sweet water at three fathoms ;
they lie at a distance of 3 hours' journey from Halq-ar-Ri'ah, on the way to Sufait,
all three places being on the pilgrim route between Jabal Shammar and Al-Madinah.
A place situated in the saniy desert about 12 miles to the south-east of Shifathah
(l.v.), b3twe3ti Iraq ani tlu Sha.niyah depart, whera g33i witsr cxa bj obtained by
digging to a slight depth. This plaoe is also known as Akhaidhir.
The most easterly of the hamlets in Wadi Jadidah on the coastal route between Mecca
and Al-Madmah. Al-Khaif is about 55 miles from the latter town.

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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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