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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1093] (136/688)

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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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LA'ALAH—
A canal belonging to, and a muqakCah near, the Majar-al-Kabir canal {q.v.) in 'IrSq.
---Ilea hamlet in Wadi-al-Miyah {q.v.) in the Hasa district of eastern Arabia.
LABAKHAH (Wadi)—
A valley in western Hadhramaut. in Lower Aulaki country, a few miles south of
Yashbum.— {Bury, 1899.)
LABAN (Jabal)—
A hill near the fort at Nakhl {q.v.) in the western Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate
LA'BAN—
A hamlet in Wadi Sarain, one of the two valleys which by their junction form Wadi
Mijlas {q.v.) in the Masqat district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
lab A ni—
A small village on the right bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab {q.v.) between Basrah and
Muhammarah.
LABAS—
One of the fortified towers of the town of Nisab {q.v.) in western Hadhramaut.
LABBAN—
A station on the Hejaz railway {q.v.) 248-9 kilometres south of Damascus.
LABlBAH—
A plain with grazing, in the principality of Kuwait upon the sea coast. ^ Its northern
boundary being the Maqta' stream, it may be reckoned a part of the Sudah district.
It is bounded on the south by the 'Amudah hill.
LABRAQAH—
A camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q.v.) in eastern Arabia.
LABTALAH (J abal)—
An isolated hill in the Hasa district {q.v.) of eastern Arabia.
LAFFAN (R as)—
A cape on the east side of Qatar {q.v.) on the Arabian coast of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
laffan (R as)—
A capo three miles to the north-east of Abu Dhabi, on the west coast of the 'Oman
Promontory. It is a low point on the north side of the entrance to a khor which leads
southward and joins a great backwater southward of Abu Dhabi town. Baghlahs
belonging to Abu Dhabi are hauled up in this khor.
LAGAIT—
A camping ground in north-eastern Arabia, on the usual land route between Basrah
and Nasirlyah. It is situated close to the khor at a point roughly half-way between
those two places. There is no village at Lagait, but it is a convenient halting place
with, of course, an unlimited water supply from the khor.
Lagait railway station is 72 miles from Basrah (Makina).
LAGHF-AN-NAFUD—
A halting place, in central Arabia, on the Darb Zuhaidah ; it lies on the edge of tho
great Nafud desert, rather more than 60 miles by road east-north-east from HaU.

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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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