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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1063] (100/688)

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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 site 0 J s „ m e Himyaritio ruins near Al 'Ali, on the Syrian Haj) route. There is a
famous stone cistern at Al Khraibi called " The of NabiSahhs she-camel.
It ia a rock which has been wrought into this shape and is 12 feet wide and 7| feet high.
Within a staTr is left in the stone of three tall steps ; the wall is massy being about 13
inches thick at the lip. The ruins are houses of rude sandstone blocks, laid in clay, and
containing Himyaritic inscriptions.
Above the cistern is a rocky pinnacle, called Al-Qal ah. -{Boughtj.)
KHUBA1B (N ajd-al)— , u
A col, in the western Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate, on the north side of which
rises Wadi Mabrah {q. v.)*
One of the Daghmar (?. v.) group of villages in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A sta- e on the route between 'Aqabah and Mecca; it is situated 10 hours journey
north ofYanbo' and 174 hours from 'Aqabah. The camping ground lies between two
hills said to contain copper ore. There are a good many saut trees, but no water.
Some wells in the Shamiyah desert, north-eastern Arabia; they lie on the route bet-
weenVamkiyah and Samawah at a distance of 55 mdes from the former and 35 from
the latter. The water here is very brackish.
A hamlet in Qasim {q. v.), Central Arabia.
A section of the Dawagir tribe (7. v.) of southern Najd, mentioned by Palgrave. They
are possibly identical with the Khadhran.—(Pa^raue.)
The Bedouin name for Bughaz-al-Akhdhar and Qalat-al-Akhdhar {q. v.).~{DougUy.)
Some wells in the Huzum district [q. v.) of Hasa, Eastern Arabia.
A hill in the Wadi -al-Miyah tract [q. v.) of Hasa, Eastern Arabia.
A division of the Bani Lam tribe {q. v.).
KHUMlR ( S ha'ib-al) or KHUMAR— j , * ^
A torrent bed which joins Wadi Haislyah {q. v.) from the northward about three
miles to the eastward of the watershed of the Haisiyah gorge. -{Leachman, 1912.)
KHUMAR (WADI)— „ ^ -u
A small valley in western Hadhramaut, crossed by the track from Yashbum to Niaab
at a point just beyond the villages of As-Saina.
A tract in the Samawah Qadha [q.v.) of 'Iraq.
See 'Anaizah tribe; Wald Sulaiman sub -division o! the Bishr.


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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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