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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1056] (93/688)

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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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from Anis. They trace their descent to Ghassan. Salih Ibn Muhammad-at-Tawal la
at present the most important shaikh of this tribe.
Bani Jabir
Bani Kibs
Bani Dobian
Bani Siham
Ash Shab
Abdulla ibn Said-el-Jabri
Sayed Ahsan ibn el Kibsi.
Shaikh Abdulla Husein el Sufi
and his brothers Naji and
Hasan Dahmash
Ali Mahdi Shudeiq
Ali ibn Yehya-al-Qadi
Mehsin ibn Mehsin-el-Nini
Shaikh Mohomed Raj eh
El Haj Ahmed Jaghman
Saleh Masoud
Ahmed ibn Ahmad Dahaq
All the above are close to each
other, roughly about 25 miles
ESE of Sana'a.
Salih ibn Muhammad Talua ..
Jabal Nakum and
S. of Kibs at Husn Dhobiaten.
Wadi Maswar.
At Dhobeina, S. E. of Yemania
At Qadda, south of Dhobeina.
Shaikh of Bait Nini.
Shaikh of Qarwa.
Shaikh of Marbuk.
Shaikh of Jabal 'Ala.
Shaikh of Tanam.
Shaikh of Shafiq.
Round Jabal Sh'ab, south of
El Qudaa.
A strong Zaidi tribe round Jabal Murran, about 10 miles to the west of Sa'dhah
and separated from that place by the Sahar. They are related to the southern
Khaulan but are too far off to be in touch with the n. Tueir country is rich in wheat
and coffee and there is said to be gold in the mountains.
KHAUTALAH ( Mahattat-al)—
A halting place about 35 miles from Al-Wajj on the road to Al-Madinah.—(/. D.,
One of the rural tribes of 'Iraq {q. v.).
A village in Wadi-al-Jizi {q. v.), in t!i3 Sultanate of 'Oman.
A division of the Shammar Toqah tribe {q. v.) of 'Iraq.
Some wells on the western side of the 'Oman Promontory and situated about 14
miles inland from Dibai. They mark the junction of tracks leading into Dibai from
Shinas and the Baraimi Oasis respectively.
A second class Nahiyah of thd Hillah Qadha {q. v.). It is also the name of a canal in
the Nahiyah.
khaw A tir—
A section of the Na'Im tribe {q. v.) of 'Oman.
See Mutair tribe, Umwahah sub-division.
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q. v.), eastern 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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