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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1172] (221/688)

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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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1172 MAQ—MAR
An unnavigablc passage between the island of Abu 'Ali {q.v.) and the mainland of
Hasa in eastern Arabia.
See Dawasir tribe of southern Najd ; Farjan sub-division of the A1 Hasan.
One of the quarters o" the town of Manah {q. v.), in 'Oman Proper.
MARABA {Ishnd)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); islands.
MARADIM (U mm-al)—
A low, sandy islet, 28 miles south by east of Kubbar island and 16 miles off the coast
of Kuwait. It is under half a mile in diameter and bears some brushwood, but is desti
tute of water. Umm-al-Maradim is reckoned to the Kuwait Principality.
Some wells in the 'Adan tract {q.v.) of the Kuwait Principality.
Some wells in the Hazaim {q. v.) district of the Kuwait Sliaikhdom.
A tract on the east side of Kharj {q.v.), in southern Najd.
A hamlet in eastern Batinah {q. v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
A Bedouin camping ground, with water, in that division of Biyadh {q. v.), in Hasa,
eastern Arabia, which lies to the north of Sabakhat-as-Summ.
MARAGHAH (F alaj-al)—
A hamlet in Wadi Mahram {q. v.), in the Eastern Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
a section of the Sabai' tribe {q. r.) of Najd.
MARAGHIN (Q asr-al)—
Near the village of Raudhah in Wadi Sabai' {q. v.), south-western Najd.
One of the valleys in the depressed area known as Wadyan {q. v.) in northern Arabia.
mar A hibah—
a section of the Hirth tribe {q. v.), of the Sharqiyah district of the 'Omln Sultanate.
A section of the Hishm tribe {q. v.), of the Ja'alan and Eastern Hajar districts of the
Oman Sultanate.
Auction of the Al Kathir tribe (g. v.), of Dhufar, southern Arabia. This tribe are also
called Bait-al-Marhun.
maraifajiyah (a l)—
A hill in the Sudah district (q. v.) of the Kuwait Principality,

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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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