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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1167] (216/688)

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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—MAN
1167
Name.
Position.
On
which
band.
Houses
and
inhabitants.
Remarks.
Lahan
1| miles below Musibt
Right
15 do.
Animals are ; 15 camels,
30 donkeys, 10 cattle
and 200 sheep and
goats.
Murr
^ a mile east of Lahan
Do.
15 do.
Livestock are: 4 camels,
15 donkeys, 4 cattle
and 140 sheep and
goats.
Mala
i a mile below Lahan
and 1 mile from the
Wddi.
Do.
30 do.
20 camels, 15 donkeys,
15 cattle and 170 sheep
and goats are owned
here.
Ghurabah
1 mile below Lahan
and 1 imle from the
Wddi.
Do.
50 do.
There are 2 camels, 50
donkeys, 20 cattle and
300 sheep and goats.
Damdam
4 miles below Ghura
bah.
Left
30 do.
Animals are: 24 donkeys,
8 cattle and 200 sheep
and goats. v
Naf ah
3 miles below Damdam
Do.
300 houses
of Siyabi-
yln and 50
of Qawa-
sim.
Wheat is scantily cul
tivated. Livestock
are: 40 camels, 100
donkeys, 80 cattle and
600 sheep and goats.
Khatwah
1 mile below Naf'ah
and 1 mile above the
junction with Wadi
Sam ail.
Right
30 houses of
Rahbiyln.
There are 15 camels, 25
donkeys, 20 cattle and
150 sheep and goats
here. Just behind
Khatwah lies a village
Kajum in a small se
parate tributary of,
Wadi Samail called
Wadi Najum.
The total fixed population of Wadi Mansah and its tributaries is thus about 3,900
souls.
In Wadi Mansah wheat, barley and lucerne are grown in villages in the bed of the Waii
but the amount of cultivation is insignificant. The same holds of its tributary Wddi
Rak.
MANSAL—
A hamlet in the Ruus-al-Jibal district {q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MANSUR—
A village in Wadi Fara' {q. v.), in the 'Oman Sultanate.
MANSUR—
A spring in the Hasa Oasis (q. v.), in Eastern 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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