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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1178] (227/688)

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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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1178 MAS—MAS
A hamlet in Wadi Hatta {q.v.), in the Western Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MAS-HA (Umm)—
A locality on the right bank of the Tigris {q.v.) a little way above Qal'at Salih.
One of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q.v.).
One of the Aulad Wasil fendies of the Mutair tribe {q.v.) of central Arabia.
A section of the Hirth tribe {q.v.), of the Sharqiyah district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
One of the rural tribes of 'Iraq {q.v.).
MASHA'IB (U mm-al)—•
A halting place and camging ground on the Hajj route from Qasim, known as the
Darb-as-Sultdni. There is usually no water here. Umm-al-Masha'ib lies some 15
miles north-westward from Jabal-an-Nir. Ruber's route (the usual one) from Qasim
to Hejaz diverged from Doughty'sat a place called Shabiblyah and rejoined it atUram-
One of the tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q.v.) of which the faction is indeterminate or
has not been ascertained. The Mashaikh are a small sacred class and are found in
Murbat and Taqa, in Dhufar, southern Arabia.
MASHAIKH (Falaj-al)—
A settlement, with plantations, in the Ja'alan district {q.v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MASHAIKH (H isn-al)—
A fort, surrounded by some houses, near the town of Balad Bani Bu Hassan, in the
Ja'alan district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MASHAIKH (J abal)—
Some hills reported to lie in the western end of the district of Ja'alan {q.v.), in the
'Oman Sultanate.
A petty client tribe reckoned to the Bani Bu Hasan {q.v.), of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A petty client tribe, like the above but larger, reckoned to the Bani Bu Hasan {q.v.)
of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A halting place, presumably with water, on the desert route between Khor Mughairah
and Llwah, in Dhafrah {q.v.) Trucial 'Oman,
A group of wells in the Abu Dhabi Principality {q.v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
A hzmht in Yemen on the right bank of Wadi Zabid at the place where that valley
is corssed by the route between Bait-al-Faqih and 'Udain and joined by Wadi Sedekh.
It is a small settlement with a good watter supply.

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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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