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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1048] (85/688)

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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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The principal feature of Kharmah is a hill named Jabal Kharmah, which is situated
in the middle of the tract at about 30 miles from its northern end. The soil of Kharmah
is a light red sand and the general level is higher than that of the Hasa Oasis. Water is
found in a few places only ; but depressions contain Hamdh, Rimth and Thanum upon
which 'Ajman and Al Morrah Bedouins pasture their flocks and herds.
The following are the chief wells of Kharmah:—
Position and remarks.
On the west side of Jabal Kharmah, about
4 miles from it. This is a halting place on
the southern route from the Hasa Oasis
14 miles north-east of Jabal Kharmah.
9 miles south of Jabal Arba'.
8 miles south-south-west of Jabal Kharmah.
8 miles south-east of Jabal Kharmah,
Here the Turks, in September 1902,
made successful reprisals on the refractory
Al Morrah tribe.
The neighbourhood of Zarnuqah is said to be almost permanently inhabited by
'Ajman and Al Morrah.
A small village, in a valley of the same name, in Hejaz, situated nearly 70 miles from
Al-Madinah just south of where the coastal route from Mecca joins the route from Yanbo'.
Wadi-al-Kharmah is a branch of Wadi Zafrah,— {J. L. Burckhctrdt, January, 1815.)
KHARMAH ( Jabal)—
See Kharmah.
See 'Ajman tribe ; Al Dha'in section.
A village on the left bank of the Shatt-al*'Arab (q, v.), between Basrah and the
Persian frontier.
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q, v.), eastern Arabia.
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q. v.), eastern Arabia.
See 'Ajman tribe; Al Hitlan section.
KHARSHAH ( J abal)—
See Jabal Tuwaiq, in Najd.

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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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