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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1104] (147/688)

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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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Sbtne wells in northern Arabia, situated to the west of the Darh Zuhaidah in the plain
of Al-Majamir batween Jal-al-Batn and Sha'ib Hisib. Bir LifTyah is perhaps a day's
journey northward of the Hazil wells. Water is plentiful.— {Leachman, February 1910.)
lihb An—
A village in Wadi Bani 'Umr {q.v.) in the western Hajar district of the 'Oman Sulta-
A pearl bank in 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. , 6 miles to the north-west of Sir Bu Na'air island
(j.v.) to the west of Abu Dhabi and Dibai.
LIKAM (B ir B a)—
A well in western Hadhramaut, southern Arabia; it is situated on the route between
Maqatin and Yashbum, and is about 14 miles by road south of the latter town. Bir
Ba Likam is in Lower Aulaki country and is close to WMi Mari'a.— {Bury, 1899.)
A section of the A1 Wahibah tribe {q.v.) of the Sharqiyah and Ja'alan districts of the
Oman Sultanate.
A village in Ruus-al-Jibal {q.v.) in the 'Oman Promontory.
LIMAIL (H as)—
A cape on the coast of Barr-al-Qarah {q.v.) in the Hasa district of eastern Arabia.
A celebrated group of wells in north-eastern Arabia, situated nearly 50 miles south bv
east from Jumaimah, on the Darb Zubaiduh. These wells, which number son e hundred
he in a valley about 10 miles broad on the ed^e of thn ie niindrecls,
over an area of 5 or 0 mi,e s . They are "maoy oKem
r 7 difficult to understand how they were originally
B weet The Dhafelav tlai 0 ?)," 0 " t StendS f ^ 40 teet ' not what ^
their tribe In sori^ therj r f ^ L!nah wollld sufflce fOT the "h" 1 " "f
They lie in the dirak of the Shamir™ nd^Tth^T 6 11° W f l9 ',i b ^ u Winter n0ne,
to bo found. These wells have so far only been vSd^vtn F ar ® a ! wa ?
man, March 1910 November 1912.) Vl sited by one European.—(LeacA-
Some miles to the east ofLinahis another group of wells callod TKrla' wVi- u n *■ •
good water at four fathoms.—(PemVm Gulf Gazetteer.) B ^a , which contain
^ An alternative name for Salhiyab, the quarantine station of Ba a rah, ■AJairawi.
also Z^S. Cami>ing 8^0UnC, in the interior of ^ (?•"■) in eastern Arabia. See
A small town in southern Heiaz iVww m -i • , , .
houses are of mud, and the town posseses a blookhnn i" ? m the an chorage. The
is obtainable as well as a few sheen anrl in i r rt ' rrac k s > and a mosque ; water
sandy, and fronted by sf 6 ^ ^ ^bourhood is low,
inland and to the northward. The an^Vin •• • me Pf 1 ^ bush, but mountains rise
which extends nearly | mile off the r f we ^ protected by the reef,
entrance i, apparently tha tWO reefa of it; the best
eastwaid of the mosque reef, where the depths are

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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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