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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1055] (92/688)

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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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KHATILAH (Q ulban-al)—
Some wells in the 'Aridh district (q.v.) of Central Arabia.
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Two peaks in the Jau tract (q.v.) of Independent 'Oman.
A spur coming down close to the sea nearly 3 miles north-north-west of Murair, on the
east coast of the 'Oman Promontory, and marking the northern limits of the Batinah
A village in the Jiri plain {q.v.) in Trucial Oman.
KHATT (J abal)—
The main range of hills behind the village of Khatt {q.v.) in Trucial 'Oman.
A small plain the centre of which is about 50 miles to the north of Hail, in Jabal
Shammar. Al-Khattah is crossed by the western route between Karbala and Had
and its northern limits appear to be about 10 miles north of Bir Taiyim.
A station on the Hejaz Railway {q.v.), 855 kilometres south of Damascus (Qadam station).
A village in the Mahawll Nahiyah of the Hillah Qadha {q.v.).
A canal which leaves the Euphrates {q.v.) a short distance above the ruins of Babylon
and crosses the Baghdad-Hillah road.
A large village in the Mahadhah {q.v.) plain, in the 'Oman Promontory.
A hamlet in Wadi Mansah {q.v.) in the 'Oman Sultanate. Khatwah is below the point
where Wadi Mansah is joined by Wadi Rak. •—
A large coastal village of the Yemen Tihamah situated in the canton of Hais at
a distance of 37 miles north of Mokha. It has over 2,000 inhabitants ,_including many
merchants, and possesses a fair anchorage. It belongs to the Hasasin tribe. T ic
Turks used to collect customs here before the European war, but this is now done
by Muhammad 'Ali Othman, for the Hasasin. This gentleman is a notorious pirate.
A tribe of Yemen; the two main branches are
Khaulan-at-Tawal. —A Zaidi tribe to the east and south of Sana'a, ^abiting the
country on both sides of Wadi Maswar. They are settled and agncuitural
7.000—8,000 fighting men. Kibs, three hours due east of Sana a, is their c^^ ^wn
the headquarters of the influential Saiyid family of Kibs. Saiyid Ahmad M ab uth-a -
Kibsi and his brothers Saiyid Husain and Saiyid Muhammad Ibn
of the family. The Khaulan have always fought for the Imam. The representat^
of the Imam, who is responsible for the collection of tithes, is Saiyid Abbas. The
Khaulan dislike the Anis and fought them in 1903 owing to the expulsion of a K


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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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