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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1158] (207/688)

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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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1158
man—man
MANA'—
See Dawasir tribe of Southern Najd ; 'Ammar sub-division of the Al Hasan.
MANA'—
A sub-section of the Walamin, one of the Wida in sections of the Dawasir tribe (5. v.)
i of Southern Najd.
MANA' (A l)—
A sub-section of the Bani Hajir (q. v.) tribe of Eastern Arabia.
MANA' (F ario-al)—
One of the quarters of the town of Asail, in Widyan Dawasir {q. v.), South-western Najd.
MANA'AYAH—
Some wells in the Jafurah desert {q. v.), in Eastern Arabia.
MANADHARAH—
One of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v.).
MANADHIR (or Manadhir-as-Salih)—
A hamlet in 'Asir on the route from Al-Itwad to Abba and situated some 8 miles
(crow-fly) south by west from the latter town.
MANAH—
An imoprtant town of the 'Oman Sultanate, in the district of 'Oman Proper; it is
situated about 12 miles south-south-east of Nizwa and 16 miles south-west of Izki. It
forms the centre of a highly cultivated oasis about 3 miles in diameter, surrounded by
plains; there are no hills in the neighbourhood. The town is rather scattered; the
following are the principal quarters;—
Name.
Position.
Houses
and
inhabitants.
Remarks.
Bilad ..
In the middle of the
others.
300 houses of mixed
tribes.
This is the largest of
the quarters and
contains the chief
fort of Manah.
Flqain .,
North-east of Bilad
200 houses of Al Bu
Sa'Id.
This quarter also con
tains a fort and here
the Wali of the Sul
tan of 'Oman has his
residence.
Ma'mad
South of Bilad
250 houses of mixed
tribes including
Bani Na'ab and
Habus of the
'Ayal 'Abdu sec
tion also Hawa-
shim.
• •
Ma'ra ..
East of Bilad
140 houses of Bani
Riyam.
The Shaikh of this
community is Ra-
shid-bin-Salim.

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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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