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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1174] (223/688)

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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 fairly large village in Yemen, situated nearly 13 miles east-south-east from Hodaidah
It possesses plenty of water from deep wells and the village contains several shops with
the usual native supplies. Marawa'ah is the first station out from Hodaidah on the
projected railway to Bait-al-Faqih, Zabld, and Ta'iz.
An Arab tribe of the Shibkuh district of the Persian Coast. They claim to be a branch
of the 'Ajman tribe {q. v.), of eastern Arabia. These Maraziq are supposed to be the
same tribe as the Maraziq of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v., Hinawi tribes).
Singular Marzuqi; one of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v.).
A section of the Daru' tribe (q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A section of the Bani Rasib tribe {q. v.), of the Ja'alan district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
One of the valleys in the depressed area known at Wadyan {q. v.), in nothern Arabia.
A village in Shamailiyah {q. v.), a littoral tract on the eastern side of the 'Oman
the^lT^of in , 0aStern A ^ ia is ^tuated between the Dahanah desert and
t L at v i t ] a a , n 18 crossed by the usual route between Al-Hasa and Riyadh.
The Marbakh plain is about 5 or 6 miles wide.
The name given to that section of Wadi i, - i • ,,
Yashbum tokab some 6 or 7 m^^frl^hc Wr ' " ^ ^ ^ ^
One of the divisions of the Shammar Toqah tribe {q. v.), of 'Iraq.
MARIA (W adi )—
A small valley, in western Hadhramaut, which is crossed bv thn mnto tit
to Nisab about 14 miles south-south-west of Yashbum The well of Bir • n
close to Wadi Maria. wel1 o1 Biv Ba-Likam is
A water cistern in Hadhramaut on the route between Shihair a nrl • -4. ia
betwntho village ol G^bla and the pa S8 leading to Diabah, and co^Sd^wa^
An old castle, now in ruins, in Jauf-al-'Umr (a v ^ Tf io ,, ,
Jauf and is built on some high ground to the .outh of the town We "' kn0wl l. Ian ^ark in
northern side is the bazaar and way to the south-east at l ^ f Surr0u " dm g ^ on tho
quarter, is another conspicuous feature ofjauf namelv fhp mile and a
on the same ridge as Al-Marid. ' castle of Ibn Rashid, built
One of the quarters of the town of Jauf-al-'Umr 0/ v ) in norf^ * i . t
W' v ')> in northern central 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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