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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1032] (69/688)

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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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exceeded the revenue which was recovered from the sedentary sections. The Shaikh
of the Al Khalid section was styled Mudir of the island of Musallamiyah and received
a monthly allowance of $30, which he shares (unofficially) with the Shaikh of the Al
Baz'm • and the other headmen on the island were given annual presents o f . abo ut $50
each. The Shaikh of the Al Shahin was similarly called Mudir of Jinnah island, and
he also received an allowance from the Turks of $30 per mensem, i he settled Bam
Khalid of Qasr Al Subaih, however, considered themselves independent of the lurks ;
and so apparently did the nomadic branches of the tribe unless when they were in the
neighbourhood of Turkish posts.
KHALID (B ani)—
Or Khawalidah ; one of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate (q.v.).
KHALID (W adi B ani)—
A valley in the eastern Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate which, beginning
at the watershed between the coast and the interior at a point inland from Tiwi runs form
north-west to south-east down into Ja'alan. The villages of \\ adi Bani Khalid in
succession from above downwards are :—
Near the head
of the Wadi.
ISO houses of
The people are carriers
and shepherds owning
300 camels, 400 donk
eys, 200 cattle and 2,000
sheep and goats.
Adjoins Muqal
Do. ..
200 houses of
Muwalikh and
with some Bani
This village consists of
7 quarters and there is
a fort belonging to the
Muwalik. Animals are
40 camels, 70 donkeys,
100 cattle and 200
sheep and goats.
1 hour below
Do. ..
50 houses of
Hishm of the
Thuwani Sec*
There are 30 camels, 50
donkeys, 50 cattle and
200 sheep and goats.
1 hour below
Do. ..
200 houses of
Here is a fort and a
perennial spring called
'Ain Saruj. Livestock
are 70 camels, 100 don
keys, 200 cattle and 500
sheep and goats.
1 an hour be
low 'Adhfain.
Do. ..
190 houses
of Sha'ib-yln
(Bani Jabir)
and Hishm.
Animals are 60 donkeys,
40 cattle and 300 sheep
and goats.
an hour be
low Halfah.
Do. ..
150 houses of
There are 30 camels, 200
donkeys, 40 cattle and
500 sheep and goats.

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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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