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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1169] (218/688)

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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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houses) and Taraif (200 houses) in the Sohar sub-Wilayat in Batinah, The Maqabil at
Muta'arishah belong to a section styled Bani Khail and a number of those in Batinah are
Samah. The number of the tribe may be estimated at nearly 5,000 souls, and Hail in
Wadi-al-Hilti appears to be their headquarters. In 1905 the Maqabil gave much
trouble to the Sultan of 'Oman and were expelled by his troops from a fort in Wadi-al-
A section of the Habus tribe {q. v.), of the Sharqiyah district of tho 'Oman Sultanate.
A section of the Hirth tribe {q. v.), of the Sharqiyah district of tho 'Oman Sultanate.
One of the Bani Shatair families of the Shihuh tribe {q. v.), of the 'Oman Promon
A stony plain near Wadi Falaij {q. v.), in the Eastern Haj r district of the 'Oman
A place in the Ruiis-al-Jibal district {q. v.), of the 'Oman Sultanate.
Commonly called Maqam ; an important quarter of the town of Basrah {q. v.).
A village in Wadi Sahtan {q. v.) in the Western Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
Singular Maqaini; one of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v.).
A village in the Ruus-al-Jibal district {q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A section of the Miyayihah tribe {q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A section of the Bani Rabl'ah tribe {q. v.) of 'Iraq. They are respected as Saiyids
by the other Bani Rabl'ah and wear their hair long ; they engage in agriculture and also
in robbery and some of them are considered to belong to the Bani Lam rather than
to the Bani Rabl'ah. The Maqasls are found on the right bank of the Tigris, south of
the Sannaiyat, Umm-al-'Uruq, and 'Orah reaches, between Kut-ul-Amaiah and
Shaikh Sa'ad.
A section of the Bani Ka'ab tribe {q. v.) of the 'Oman Promontory.
A small fishing hamlet, with an anchorage, on the Hadhramaut coast of Southern
Arabia. It is situated in Lat. lb 0 25' N. Long. 46° 26' E. and is about 45 nautical miles
eastward of Shuqrah. Maqatln possesses a shrine and a ruined tower, a limited supply
of brackish water and no supplies. Fuel and camel grazing are fairly plentiful in tho
district. There are several artificial salt-pans.
The anchorage is formed by a slightly projecting rocky point, from which four rocky
islets and a sunken rock project 2| cables southward. A rocky 3-foot patch lies 3 cables
south by west from the islets, with a 4-fathom patch 3 cables south-east from it; another
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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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