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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1105] (148/688)

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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 4 to 6 fathoms (mud). To the west of the inner anchorage is Agha islet, which is
small, low, and sandy, and has on it several houses. The outer anchorage is from ^
/ to 1 mile south-soutli-west of Agha islet, in from 10 to 14 fathoms (mud), but there
is no shelter here from northerly or north-westerly winds. The Wali of Hejaz is
represented at Lith by a Qaimmaqam.
A village in Wadi-al-Hilti {q.v.) in the 'Oman Sultanate.
LIWA (Sub-Wilayat)—
A sub-division of the Wilayat of Sohar in the Batinah district of the 'Oman Sultanate»
ruled by an official who is subordinate to the Sultan's Wali at Sohar Town. The capital
is Liwa Town, a short distance inland ; and the places on the 17 miles of coast belonging
to the sub-Wilayat are, in order from south-east to north-west, the following:—
Houses and inhabitants.
50 houses of Bani 'Umr
100 houses of Bani 'Umr
The people are fishermen
owning 7 Shashahs. This
is the landing place for
Liwa Town which lies
3 miles inland, westwards.
There are 10 cattle and 30
sheep and goats. Harmul
is on the coast, 4| miles
north-west of Majis in the
Sohar sub-Wilayat, At
Harmul Wadi Bani 'Umr-
al-Gharbi reaches the sea.
Two Baqarahs are owned here
which run to the ports of
Trucial 'Oman: there are
also 4 Badans and 8 Shashahs.
Animals are 20 camels,
20 donkeys, 20 cattle and
100 sheep and goats. Xabar
is on the coast, 3|- miles
north-west of Harmul.
Asrar Bani Sa'ad
00 houses of Bani Sa'ad
200 houses of Bani Sa'ad
The people are cultivators and
fishermen; they own 3
Badans, 5 Shashahs, 10
camels, 10 donkeys, 10 cattle
and 80 sheep and goats.
Tobacco is cultivated and
exported to Bahrain and
Lingeh. Some of the people
are sailors. Here are 5
Baqarahs, 12 Shashahs, 10
camels, 30 donkeys, 30 cattle
and 400 sheep and goats.

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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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