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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1177] (226/688)

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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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One of the Jiblan fendies of the Mutair (g. v.) tribe of central Arabia.
One of thee tribes of Trucial 'Oman {q. v.).
Or Masa idah ; a Bedouin section of the Masakirah tribe {q.v.), of the 'Oman Sultanate
A section of the Bani Qitab tribe {q-v.,) of 'Oman.
MASA 'lD ( A l BC)—
A section of the A1 Bu Sultan tribe {q.v), of the Hillah and Najaf Qadhas, in 'Iraq.
A section of the settled 'Ataibah tribe {q.v.) found in Zilfi, in Xajd.
The only fixed village in the Zubair Qadha {q.v.) of the 'Amarah Sanjaq, in 'Iraq.
It is situated on the Jahalah canal somewhere about 20 or 25 miles south-east of 'Amarah
town. Masa'Idah consists of about 100 mud houses and 30 shops ; it is the seat of
the local administration and was the residence of a manager of the Dairat-as-San yah.
Two tracts in the Hindlyah Qadha {q.v.), in 'Iraq.
Singular Maskari. A Ghafiri tribe of the 'Oman Sultanate, Ibadhis by religion, num
bering in all about 6,000 souls ; they inhabit the 'Ala yah or northern quarter of Ibra,
sharing that town with the Hirth, and also occupy Yahmadi and the other villages of
the Baldan-al-Musakirah division of Sharqlyah. Some live at Bilad-as-Sur. The Masa
kirah have also the following Bedouin sections ; the Fala hat, 300 souls, owning 30 camels,
25 donkeys, 40 cattle and 200 sheep and goats; the Nahad 500 souls, owning 50 camels,
40 donkeys, 30 cattle and 600 sheep and goats ; and the Masa'id or Masa idah, 800 souls
owning 300 camels, 200 donkeys, 100 cattle and 800 sheep and goats. In 1877 the Masaki
rah were reported to have given pecuniary aid to the Harithi rebel Salih, but they ha\ e at
times been at feud with his tribe. The Masakirah have now 5 principal Shaikhs at Ibra,
and others of their influential men are at Yahmadi in Baldan-al-Masakirah.
Singular Masalahi; one of the Ghafiri tribes of the 0 'man Sultanate.
MAS AN (B ait)—
A Bedouin section of the Al Kath'r tribe {q.v.) of Dhufar, southern Arabia, who gave
trouble to the Sultan's government between 1895 and 1897.
masani —
A village in Wadi Hanlfah {q.v.), in 'Aridh, central Arabia.
A tribe of the Yemen Tihamah whose habitat is south-west of Abu ', and east of
Jaizan. At the present time they are fighting under the Idrisi.
A section of the Bani Bii Hasan tribe {q.v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
C52(w)GSB 7ai

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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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