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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1041] (78/688)

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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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Khanaqin possesses both post and telegraph offices and is a stage on the main caravan
route between Mesopotamia and Persia. Water is abundant from the river, and sup-
supplies are plentiful. There are no camels available as a rule, but 20 or 30 other trans
port animals could be collected daily. The railway between Khanaqin and Baghdad is
not yet open.
Khanaqin was formerly the chef-lieu of a qrxiha in the Sanjaq of Baghdad.
khan A sah—
One of the tracts of the 'Azlzlyah Qadha {q. v.) of 'Iraq.
One of the hollows sent down from the 'Urmah and 'Araimah ranges to tha Khafs
basin, in 'Aridh {q. v.).
One of the creeks at Fao {q. v.); there are a few habitations on the banks.
One of the Bani Hadlyah families of the Shihlh tribe {q. v.) of tha 'Oman Promontory,
See Nisab.
KHANJ AR { A uljld)—
See Bani Bu 'Ali: Bam Raziq section.
A tract in the Samawah Qadha (q. v.) of 'Iraq.
The name of a reach on the left bank of tha Tigris (q. v.) between Ctesiphon and
A village in Dhafrah (f. v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
See Southern Shammar tribe, Sinjarah division.
A hamlet in the south-western districts of Najd (q. v.).
A mud flat on the Euphrates, 1| hours' journey by mashhuf from Gurmat 'Ali.
A stream which joins the Tigris {q. v.) some 5 miles below Baghdad. It is also the
name of a riverside tract on the right bank round the mouth of the canal.
KHAR (WI di-al)—
An important valley in Northern Arabia. It has its origin in the neighbourhood of
Jauf-al-'Umr whence it runs east towards the Hazil wells ; it then turns north past tho
weUs of Al-Lussaf where it narrows, again turns east, and finally loses itself in tho
Bahr-an-Najaf marshes. Its length is thus over 300 miles. Where the western routa
between Karbala and Jabal Shammar crosses Wadi-al-Khar it is about 4 miles wide,
with a sandy bed, and stony sides 100 feet high- In other places again, such as where
it approaches nearest to the Hazil wells, it is so weakly defined that it is not readily
distinguishable, being from 8 to 10 miles wide, shallow, and full of mounds. After
good winter rains water stands in Wadi-al-Khar for several weeks and it can often bo
obtained by digging to a alight depth with the hands.— {Leachrmn, 1910-12.)
c52 (w)GSB 6

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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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