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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1175] (224/688)

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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 deserted village on the coast of the Hadhramaut, southern Arabia. It lies between
Shihair and Shihr, being 4 miles westward of the former and 10 or 12 miles eastward of
the latter. It has a well or two containing a good amount of indifferent water. Marir
is two miles from Zaghfah {q. v.),
MARIS (A bul)—
A Bedouin camping ground, with wells, in Biyadh (VI) (j. v.), in Hasa, eastern Arabia.
A village in Dhafrah {q. v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
MARJAM (H aid)—
A hill, with a settlment, in western Hadhramaut, nearly 60 miles by road north
by east from Maqatin and constituting one of the usual halting places on the routo
from that port to Yashbum and Nisab. To the east of Haid Marjam are some pools, one
of considerable size, near where Wadi Raham joins Wadi Laikah from the west.
A spring in the Hasa oasis (7. v.), in eastern Arabia. This spring is also called 'Ain-as-
A hamlet in Wadi Bani Ghafir {q. v.), in the Western Hajar district of the 'Oman
One of the quarters of the large and scattered village of Faid {q. v.), in Jabal Shammar.
MARKA ( Jazibat)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, eastern side.
A village in the Hasa oasis {q. v.), in eastern Arabia.
MARKAZ (R as)—
A headland on the south coast of Arabia, about 10 nautical miles north by west from
Ras Madrakah {q.v.). It is a bold projecting bluff point and the highest part of the table
land, it being 480 feet above the sea. The bank of soundings extends 10 miles off Ras
Marakah, increasing to 20 miles eastward of Ras Markaz, and it is free from dangers
until the San Carlos banks are approached. The bottom is chiefly sand and shells.
MARKH (A l)—
A hamlet in Bahrain Island {q. v.).
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatr {q. v.), eastern Arabia.
MARMA (Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, western side.
A hamlet in Sitrah Island {q. v.), in the Bahrain Archipelago.
MARRAK {Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, western side.

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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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