Skip to item: of 688
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1065] (102/688)

This item is part of

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.


This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

KHUWAIR (K hor)—
A creek and a village in the Ras-al-Khaimah district {%. v.) of Trucial 'OmXn.
Same wells in the Radaif tract {q.v.) of the Hisa district, eastern Arabia.
KHUWAISAH (U mm-al)—-
A well in the Kuwait Principality situated 5 miles from Jahrah on the way to Umm
Qasr. The well is now silted up. There are a few date trees round about.
A section of the Yal Sa'ad tribe (q.v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A section of the 'Ajman tribe—((/.v.).
Some wells in the Jafurah desert (q.v.) of eastern Arabia.
A well in Khatam {q.v.), Trucial 'Oman.
A section of the Al Shibil, one of the rural tribes of 'Iraq {q.v.).
KHUZRAH('A in) or 'A in KHUDRAH—
A spring in the Shamlyah desert of northern Arabia and situated 26 miles by road
from Karbala along the western route to Jabal Shammar. There is always water at
'Ain Khuzrah after the winter rains but it is doubtful whether the supply is perennial.
See Chibaish.
The singular form of Kibisah {q.v.), a tribe of Qatar and
One of the small creeks of the Shatt-al-'Arab {q.v.) on the
A large creek of the Shatt-al-'Arab {q.v.), left bank, Qurnah village to Basrah.
KIBASI (J azirat-al)—
The name of a riverside tract on the left bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab {q.v.), a little above
Basrah town.
Singular KibaisL A small and rather unsettled tribe of Arabs, found chiefly in Qatar,
but represented also in Bahrain. Their principal settlements at the present day are
Khuwair Hassan and Fuwairat in Qatar where they have about 80 and 50 houses respect
ively ; besides these they have a few houses at Hadlyah and Sumaismah in Qatar, and at
Jasairah and Rifa'-al-Gharbi on Bahrain Island. Their chief occupation is pearl diving,
but those of Qatar also own camels, sheep, donkeys and cattle, with which they retire
into the interior of the peninsula in the cold weather ; in summer they leave their animals
to the care of local Bedouins and betake themselves to the pearl fisheries. In religion
the Kiblsah are Maliki Sunnis. The tribe once lived mostly at Dohah, but they were
compelled by a difficulty with the 'Amamarah to remove to Khuwair Hassan. Later
they took part with the Na'im in the foundation of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , but after a time they return
ed to Khuwair Hassan, which is still their headquarters.
C52(w)GSB 6x
Bahrain in eastern Arabia,
left bank just above Basrah

About this item


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.

Extent and format
1 volume (341 folios)
Physical characteristics

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.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1065] (102/688), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/16/2/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 February 2020]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="">'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [&lrm;1065] (102/688)</a>
<a href="">
	<img src="!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it. in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image