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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1164] (213/688)

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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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strength (of
Remark ? (on soction).
Sha'ar (AI Ba)
Ghuwainam (Al) ..
Rashaiyid (Al)
Thuwaibit (Al Bu)
^ The Al Bu Sha'ar winter
in or towards Qatar
and their summer
quarters are in Liwah
where they occupy
1 Jarairah, Jarrah and
Mosal. Their chief man
is Muhammad-bin-
From the above facts it may ba inferred that the total number of the tribe is about
1 ,400 souls.
The Manasir are HinawTyah in politics and Muv/alik in religion. They were formerly
subject to tl e Wahhaabi government and in 1865 were understood to pay a contribution
worth §22,000 a year, chieiiy in kind, into the Wahhaabi treasury ; now they are
independent of control but maintain some degree of intercourse with the town of
Abu Dhabi and its Shaikh.
One of the divisions of the Shammar T5qah tribe (q.v.), of Iraq.
A section of the Southern Shammar tribe {q.v.), of the Aslam division.
A scattered village in the Saham sub-wilayat {q.v.), of the Sultanate of 'Oman.
Singular Manaiwari ; one of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q.v.).
One of the creeks of Basrah town {q. v.).
. ^ village in 'Iraq, nearly 80 miles by road east-north-east from Baghdad and within
about 4 miles of the Persian frontier. It lies near the bank of the Uongir river and
possesses a good deal J date pi.n and other enltivation. Maudali has a popnlation e f
1 .600 souls and was formerly the chef-lieu of a 2nd elass Qadha in the Baghdad SanjSq.
C /wo adjacent localities on the left bank of the
MANDALlYAH SHARQI— J Tl g ris (?• v -) a little below Shaikh Sa'ad.
MANDAR (also Mandhar or Maktar)
A hamlet in Yemen, South-wostorn At - qK ;.. „
on the coastal track that leads to Ghulaifiqah 'in i SO 1°^ Hodaicl l atl
Hawak tribe and consists of a score of huts with il-K- ■ e ^ ; lt . b8lon g 3 to the
hundred yards from the shore.— {Wauhope,' 1916.) ^ ' water » situated a few
MANDHAKH (Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); islands.

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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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