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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1144] (193/688)

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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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village of- Hajir on its bank a few hundred yards above Taw lah: Hajir was founded
about 1875 by Saiyid Hilal-bin-Ahmad who purchased the water supply from the B' '
Wahaib : it consists of 30 stone houses and huts ( f the Bani Wahaib to whom part oHt
still belongs : it produces dates in considerable quantities, also melons, limes figs and
mangoes : livestock are 30 camels, 40 donkeys, 20 cattle and 200 sheep and ao'ats For
8 miles above the junction Wadi Jannah lies in Saih Hatat, whence its alternative name ■
it is formed by the junction at the head of Saih Hatat of two short vaUeys, Wadi Qahza
from 'Aqabat-al-Qahza on th3 west and Wadi 'Amdah from 'Aqabat 'Amdahmoreto
the east. Each of these valleys contains a route from Matrah to Wadi Tay n; the passe?
of both are difficult that of 'Amdah especially so. Wadi-al-Hilu joins Wadi Maih on its
east bank immediately bolow Yiti ; but the junction being so near the coast, it can hardly
be reckoned a tributary. Wadi Maih below Tawilah contains a fast-Howing stream
which irrigates the two villages of Mizra', but its aspect in its lower course is generally
barren. The uppermost 7 villages are said to possess 30,000 date palms ; and frankin
cense is stated to be obtained in their vicinity, but this is doubtful.
A hamlet in Wadi Bani Ghafir {q. v.), in the Western Hajar district of the'Oman
MA'lLI (Jabal)—
A peak in the Ruus-al-Jibal district (q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
Asub-dmsion of the Bani Salim division of the Harb {q. v.) tribe of Hejaz and western
One of the Bani 'Abdillah fendies of the Mutair tribe {q. v.) of central Arabia.
A tomb on the coastal route between the Ilaramain and situated near Wadi Laimfm at
a distance of 10 or 12 miles from Mecca.— (Burckhardt, 1814.)
A waterin g P^ce and camping ground in Wadi Sirhan {q. v.), in north-western Arabia
Some wells in Wadi Sirhan { q. v.), north -western Arabia.
A section of the Bani Rabi'ah tribe (q. v.) of 'Iraq.'
MAIYAH (N ahr)—-
and S £srah 0f date gardens on the Ieft bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab (q. v.) between Qurnah
P an iSland ^ the
^ Avfflage in the Qatif oasi s (,. in eastern Arabiai It . 8 a OTburb o{ Qat;f ^
MAJA'ALAH— f the S0Ulhern Shammar tribe (?■ Of the Sinjarah division,
A seetion ef the Jannabah tribe in the .Qman Sultanate.

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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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