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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1168] (217/688)

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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 section of the Al Bu Sultan tribe {q. v.) of the Hillah and Najaf Qadhas, in 'Iraq.
MAXSUR (B ani)—
One of the rural tribes of 'Iraq [q. v.).
called Bani Mansur.
One of the Nahiyahs of the Qumah Qadha is
A hamlet in Wadi Maifa'a {q. v.) in Hadhramaut, Southern Arabia.
The singular form of Manasir (q. v.).
A large village in Yemen, situated about 27 miles south-eastward from Hodaidah and
12 or 13 miles northward from Bait-al-FaqTh. It contains several shops and has a good
I water-supply from wells. The projected railway from Hodaidah to Ta'iz, via, Bait-al-
Faqih, Zabid, and Hais, is to pass through Mansimyah.— {Beneyton, 1909—12.)
A place on the Tigris {q. v.) known to Europeans as the Devil's Elbow. Mantaris'
which is also a tract on the right bank of the Tigris, is situated between Qal'at Salih and
Ezra's Tomb.
An inhabited valley in eastern Batinah {q. v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
MANWAB (W adi)—
A minor valley which meets the main Hadhramaut valley 6 or 7 miles below Haurah
and 18 or 17 west of Shibam.— {Bent).
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. 5 miles northward of Dalmah {q. v.), an island off
the coast of Abu Dhabi territory in Trucial 'Oman.
MANYUHI (or Manjuhi)—
A village on the west shore of 'Abbadan Island {q. v.), between the confluence of
the Karun and Shatt-al-'Arab, and the sea.
A ward, or quarter, in the Sifalah part of the town of Ibra {q. v.), in the Sharqiyah
district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
An easy shelving plain of sand, on the Syrian Hajj route between Dar-al-Hamra and
Madain Salih, and descending from the passage known as Shulc-al-Ajuz towards the
latter village.— (Doughty.)
A hamlet in Bahrain Island {q. v.). It is also the name of a fine spring near the hamlet.
Singular Maqabli. A Ghafiri tribe of the 'Oman Sultanate, located for the most part
in Western Hajar. They are found at Khan (40 houses). Hail 'Adha (20 houses) and
Hansi (20 houses) in Wadi-al-Jizi and its tributaries ; at Muta'arishah (60 houses) Hail
(40 houses), Lithaibat (25 houses) and 'Aqair (20 housse) in Wadi-al-Hilti; and at Murri
(60 houses), Mahbab (60 houses), Nizuk (20 houses), Madinah (25 houses) and Salam
(30 houses) in Wadi Bani Ghafir. Outlying settlements of the Maqabil occur at Bat
(180 houses) in Wadi Sharsah in Dhahirah, and at 'Awainat (50 houses), Himbar (90

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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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