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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1107] (150/688)

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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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LIW—LIW 1107
Houses and inhabitants.
Hamairah .. ..
100 houses of Bani 'Umr
There are 10 Shashahs here.
Animals are 8 camels, 12
donkeys, 20 cattle and 100
sheep and goats.
Furfarah ..
90 houses of Futaisat ..
Livestock are 10 camels, 12
donkeys,, 30 cattle and 100
sheep and goats. There are
no boats.
20 houses of Salatinah ..
Ko boats here. Animals are
8 camels, 8 donkeys, 5 cattle
and 20 sheep and goats.
The total fixed population of the sub-Wilayat may be estimated at 12,500 souls, the
inhabitants of Liwa Town being included.
The chief trade centre in the sub-Wilayat of the same name in the 'Oman Sultanate
and the seat of a deputy governor subordinate to the Wali of Sohar. Liwa town is a.)Out
3 miles inland from a point on the Batinah coast which is 14 J miles north-west of bohar
Town and midway between Harmul and Nabar in the sub-Wilayat of Liwa. The town
consists of the following quarters ;—
Ja'ashami •. ••
Hillat-ash-Shaikh .. »• • •
Hillat-al-Hisn or Liwa Proper ..
Persians and Baluchis.
Persians and Bani Hina, the
latter being 160 houses.
Dabbagh (I) •. • • • •
Dabbagh (II) • • • • • •
Bani Sa'ad.
In the Hillat-al-Hisn quarter 7 or 8 shops, of which 4 are kept by Hindus ; there are
no Khojahs. The Sultan's garrison consists of only 10 men. The total population of
the town is about 3,500 souls.
One of the most important divisions of Dhafrah {q.v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
LIW AH (K abd)—
A tract in the Samawah Qadha {q.v.) of 'Iraq.

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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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