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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1142] (191/688)

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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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Sa'adi # ..
MAIH (W adi)—
One of the principal valleys of the Masqat District in the Sultanate of 'Oman having
its rise in the northern slopes of Eastern Ha jar about 21 miles south by east ofMasaat
Town. It runs first for 14 miles to the north-west and then, turning to the north-east
reaches the sea 12 miles further on at Yiti. The following are the principal places in
Wadi Maih ;—•
3 miles below the
place where the
Wadi begins.
4 miles bgjow Dhahar
I mile below Tuyan
Mahaidith ^ a mile below Sa'adi
1 mile below Mahai
i a mile below Rakil Do.
11 miles below Man-
A little below Mahail
and a* little back
from the Wadi.
A little below Hamlah
and a little back
from the Wadi.
30 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
40 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
60 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
20 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
30 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
20 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
25 houses of
Bani Wahaib.
There are 15 camels,
25 donkeys, 20 cattle
and 500 sheep and
There are 3 wells.
Animals are 20
camels, 25 donkeys,
15 cattle and 300
sheep and goats.
The principal
Shaikh of the Bani
Wahaib resides
Livestock are; 40
camels, 30 donkeys
30 cattle and 400
sheep and goats.
There are 20 camels,
25 donkeys, 15 cattle
and 200 sheep and
Animals are; 10
camels, 17 donkeys,
15 cattle, and 150
sheep and goats.
There are 20 camels,
18 donkeys, 12
cattle and 300
sheep and goats.
Livestock are; 7
camels, 12 donkeys,
10 cattle and 150
sheep and goats.
These settlements
are said to be
deserted at pre

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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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