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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1155] (204/688)

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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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MAK—MAL 1155
MAKSA' (Al )—Mahsa, Maun sell ; A1 Maksa', Manzoni ; Machsa .Niehuhr.
A village in Yemen on the route between Bait-al-Faqlh and 'Udain and some 18
miles by road from the latter. It is reported to be a small village with an abundant
supply of water. According to Niebuhr, there is a hamlet called Masil (Msil) about
two miles to the south-east of Al-Maksa .
A natural cistern in the sand rocks about midway between the Taima oasis and Madam
Salih, in North-Western Arabia. The name is given-because the cliffs hereabouts are
scored with inscriptions and drawings.— [Doughty.)
A hamlet in Wadi Mansah [q. v.) in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A locality on the right bank of the Tigris [q.v.) between Ezra's Tomb and Qurnah.
Some wells in the Qra'ah tract (?. v.) of the Kuwait Principality.
One of the quarters of the town of Quryat (g. v.), in the Eastern Hajar district of the
'Oman Sultanate.
A hamlet in Yemen, South-western Arabia, situated 4 miles by road north-west of
Sabiyah, the Idrisi's home, and on the route between Itwad and Sablyah, via Umm-al-
Khashab.— [Waushope, 1916.)
A village in Wadi Tayin {q. v.), in the 'Oman Sultanate.
One of the Umwahah fendies of the Mutair tribe {q. v.) of Central Arabia.
A sub-division of the 'Awazim [q. v.) Bedouins of Kuwait.
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar [q. v.), Eastern Arabia.
A Bedouin camping ground towards the east coast of Qatar {q.v.), but about 55 miles
south-east by south from Malaihah (I).
A halting place on the Yemen Hajj route and situated about 28 miles south-south-east
from Taif, in Hejaz.
An alternative name for Ghubbat Ghazirah {q. v.), an indentation in the coast-line of
the Ruus -al-Jibal district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A flat-topped hill in Eastern Arabia, lying to the south of the route from Al-Hasa to
Riyadh some 8 or 10 miles from the former town.
A small town in the 'Aridh district {q. v.) of Central Arabia.

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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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