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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1054] (91/688)

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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 village in the Saihan tract on the Shatt-al- 'Arab {q.v.).
See Basrah Town.
A halting place, with a well or two, about 8 or 10 miles from the Baraimi Oasis in
the 'Oman Promontory, and on one of the tracks leading to Dibai.
A village in Widyan Dawasir {q<v,).
Also called Khatam Al Bu Shamis. A tract dividing the region of Dhafrah on the
west from the part of Trucial 'Oman which is sometimes called 'Oman-ash-Shamali
on the north-east. Khatam is apparently a compact district of somewhat circular
shape with an average diameter of about 40 miles ; its centre appears to lie 65 or 70
miles south-east by east of Abu Dhabi town and 45 miles south-west of the Baraimi
0 ;Tu . is covered with sand dunes, but it bears some Ghaf trees, besides shrubs
of Abal, Arta, Markh and Ghadha. There are a number of wells generally varying in
depth from 1 to 2 fathoms, some of which contain good and the others indilfer-
ent water. Khatam appears to be a meeting ground of the Bedouina of the Bani Yas
Manaslr, and Na im tribes ; and it may perhaps be regarded, at the present time, as in!
eluded m the sphere of the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, whose personal influence is predominant
there. In the hot weather Khatam is deserted.
The following is a list of the principal wells in Khatam
'Ajam (Bada'-al-).
Artah (Bu).
Balqahais (Maghail).
Banadiq (Umm-al).
Fans Bu Hadid (Ghait),
Hadhaib (Imwaih-al).
Hadhrum (Maghail).
Hawidh (Bui).
Iqtlwah (Bu).
Jabahinah ('Idd-al-).
Khawawis (Bui).
Mirdah (Abu). *
Naghalah (Umm-an-).
khat A mah—
a village in the Sadair district {q.v.) of Najd.
khat A tibah—
See Dawasir tribe J Rij ban division.
khathal ( W adi)—
trending eMtWar<i fr0m the D - b Z "Wdah
khath'ami ( Sha' i b)—
NataHnd iSr^BfCa^S^ ^ 42 ^ ^ *
after the winter rains, discharges itself into the Wli -NaMmarehe^ COntainS Water
khathl A n—
a section of the Sabai' tribe {q.v.) of Najd.
kh A tilah—
A solitary hill in the 'Aridh district of Central Arabia.

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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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