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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1046] (83/688)

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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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A mile or two or per
haps more to the
west of Yamamah.
Sulaimiyah or Sala
About 8 miles east
by north of Dilam.
A village of 25 houses
nearly all of inferior
tribes but one or
two of Bani Tamim.
A place with a few
houses occupied by
servants of Ibn
Sa 'ud. About 50
horses of the Wah-
habi Amir are kept
here on account of
the lucerne which is
A village of about 100
houses, viz., 30 of
'Aid, 20 of Bani
Tamim, 10 of
Dawasir, 10 of
Sahul, and 40 of
inferior tribes.
1 or 2 miles north (or,
according to another
account, south) of
A village of about 130
houses, viz., 30 of
'Aid, 20 of Sabai,'
15 of Dawasir, 15
of Sahul, and 50 of
inferior tribes.
The usual crops of
the district are
grown and there are
the ordinary live
There are no dates,
but some ordinary
cultivation is carried
on. Water is said
to be derived from
the Farzan stream.
According to one
account the place is
now dried up and
There is the usual
cultivation, fairly
extensive here, of
both dates and
cereals. Livestock
are estimated at
200 camels, 50
donkeys, and 300
cattle, besides sheep
and goats, but no
horses. This village
benefits to some ex
tent by the Farzan
stream and its own
wells are only 6
fathoms deep. The
chief Shaikh is of
the 'Aid tribe.
There are large date
pantations, and the
usual fruits, cereals,
melons and lucerne
are grown. Live
stock are said to
amount to 300
camels, 80 donkeys
and 200 cattle, ex
clusive of sheep and
goats, but there are
no horses. The vil
lage is partially
irrigated from the
Farzan stream and
for the rest depends

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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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