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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1034] (71/688)

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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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khaxill (wila d)— ^ .
A ssctioa of th3 Bini Rawahah triba ( q. v.) of the Sultanate of 0 man.
KHALI LI (Bait Walad-al)—
A village in Wadi Samiil ( q. v.) in the Sultanate of Oman.
khalis -
A first class Nahiyah in the Khurasan Qxdha of the Sanjaq of Baghdad.
A scattered settlement in Hejaz, situated on the coastal route between Mecca and Al.
Madinah at a distance from the former town which is variously estimated at anything
from 64 to 76 miles according to the particular track followed. Khahs stands upon
a wide plain in several parts of which date groves are seen, with fields of Indian coin and
millet. Several hamlets appear scatterred about which are comprised m the general
name Khalis- the largest is called As-Suq, or the market-place, near which the Hajj
caravans encamp. A small rivulet, tepid like that in Wadi Fatimah, rises near the Suq
and is collected on the outside of the, village in a small cistern, now ruined, and then
waters the plain. Near this cistern are the ruins of a khan. The village of As-Suq
contains about 50 mud houses, all very low; its principal street boats of some shops
where dates, maize, barley, lentiles, onions, etc., are exposed for sale. A failry well built
mosque stands by the stream near some large sycamore trees. Khalis is the chief seat of
the Arab tribe, Zubaid, a branch of the Harb, and the residence of their Shaikh. There
are generally plenty of cattle and sheep in the neighbourhood but the pasturage ia
poor and the rains uncertain. Khalis often sends small caravans to Jiddah which is
reckoned at three days' journey.— {J. L. Burckhardl, January 1815.)
KHALIS (T haniyat)—
A fairly high hill, two hours' journey N. 20° E. over the plain from Khalis {q. v.).
The sides of this hill are steep and covered with sand though camels ascend with some
difficulty. There are the ruins of a large building on the top and the road on both sides of
the hill runs between walls built to keep out the sand.
A hamlet in Wadi Samail ( . v.) in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
A sub-division of the Nai'm tribe ( q. v.) of 'Oman.
Some wells in the Radaif tract ( q. v.) of the Hasa district, Eastern Arabia.
One of the Ghafiri tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate (?. v.).
A Bedouin section of the Bani Kharua tribe ( q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
khamllah (al)—
A clan of the Fuqarah tribe {q.v.).
khamam (umm-al)—
A village in the Qatif oasis {q.v.) in eastern Arabia.
kham A rah—
A tribe living in Abu Dhabi town {q.v.).
One of the tribes of Trucial 'Oman {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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