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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1163] (212/688)

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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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MAN—M AH 1163
One of the numerous small canals in the Nahr Shah Nahiyah of the Hillah Qadha,
iq.v.), in 'Iraq.
Singular Mansuri. A Bedouin tribe of Trucial 'Oman whose headquarters are in
Dhafrah; their general range is from Qatar on the north-west to the Baraimi Oasis on
the east, and they are found all over Dhafrah, but especially in Dhafrah Proper and
Liwah, and also in Khatam. A few frequent the neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi Town
and visit the Baraimi Oasis, and some are settled in the coast villages of Khan and
Jumairah. On the north the tribe are in contact with the Bani Hajir in the neigh
bourhood of Qatar and further inland, on the west, with the Al Morrah ; their raiding
parties sometimes reach Wadi Faruq, On the east their territory marches with that
of the Bani Yas, with whom moreover they are intermingled in Dhafrah ; and to the
south of them the country is uninhabited, being part of the Ruba-al-Khali.
The Manaslr, except those at Khan and Jumairah, are altogether nomadic ; most of
them winter in Qatar or its neighbourhood and spend the summer in Liwah where
they have temporary villages of huts and some date groves, possessed as tribal
joint property. Their manner of life in Liwah is described in the article on Dhafrah.
A tabular account of the Bedouin portion of the tribe and its sub-divisions follow
below; —
strength (of
Remarks (on section).
Mindhir (Al Bu) ,.
Ka 'abarah
50 >
The Al Bu Mindhir winter
in the direction of
Mani (Al)
Qatar. In summer they
occupy Dahin Idd, Sarait
) and Tharwaniyah in
Liwah. Their leading
| Shaikh is Rashid-bin-
1 Mani' whose summer
| quarters are at Sarait.
\ The Al Bu Rahamah fre-
Rahamah (Al Bu)
Khail (Al Bu)
qeunt Khatam in the
cold weather and also
visit Qatar, except the
Abu Khail sub-section
Taraif (Al) also call
who winter about Samaih
ed Ahl-al-Janub).
and in the neighbour
hood of Abu Dhabi
Town. In summer the
, Tararifah
Abu Khail move to the
Baraimi Oasis and the
remainder to Hamaim
and Qa'aisah in Liwah.
Wabran (Al)
/ The sectional chief ia

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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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