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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1165] (214/688)

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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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A hamlet in Wadi Maih [q. v.), in the Masqat district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MANDlL (I bn)—
A locality on the right bank of the Tigris {q. v.) between Ezra's Tomb and Qurnah.
A tract in the Rahabah Nahiyah of the Najaf Qadha {q. v.).
An agricultural tract of the Hindlyah Qadha {q. v.), in 'Iraq.
A tract in the Salahlyah Nahiyah of the Shamiyah Qadha {q. v.), in 'Iraq.
A village on the Mahawll canal {q. v.), in 'Iraq.
A town in Wadi Hanifah {q. v.), in Southern Najd.
MANGHOL (W adi)—
A watercourse in the Dhaid plain {q. v.), in the 'Oman Promontory.
A village in Bahrain Island {q, v.).
MANI' (Al)—
A sub-section of the Manasir tribe {q. v.), of Trucial 'Oman.
MANI' (Riqqat)—
A pearl bank in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. 9 miles to the south-east of the island of Das {q. v.),
in the great bay between Abu Dhabi and Qatar.
A group of wells in the 'Adan tract (q. v.), of the Kuwait Principality.
MANIFAH ('Adamat or Jabal)—
A hill in the Kuwait Principality (q. v.).
A fendy of the Southern Shammar tribe (q. v.), of the 'Abdah division.
A locality on the right bank of the Tigris (q. v.) immediately below Ezra's Tomb.
A place 2 or 3 miles from the right bank of the Tigris (q. v.), at a point opposite the
mouth of the 'Adhaim stream. The ancient city of Opis probably stood somewhere in
this neighbourhood.
A tract in the Samawah Qadha {q. v.) of 'Iraq.
See Dawasir tribe of Southern Najd ; Farjan sub-division of the Al Hasan.
The singular form of Manana'ah (q. v.).

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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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