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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1179] (228/688)

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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 tribe of southern Yemen, occupying the country round Mokha.—(WawAo^e, 1916.)
A hill in north-western Arabia, forming a land-mark on the route between 'Aqabah and
M'an, and situated 42 miles from the former.
One of the Hinawi tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate—[q-v.)
MASHARIFAH ('A in-al)—
See Jabal Khamls, the termination eastward of the Eastern Ha jar hills, in the Sulta
nate of 'Oman.
A fendy of the Southern Shammar tribe {q.v.) of the Aslam division.
Some wells in Wadi Sirhan {q.v.) in north-western Arabia.
The site of extensive ruins in Hadhramaut. Mashad is situated in Wadi Qasr {q.v.)'
7 miles north of Hajarain.— [Bent.)
MASHHCD (A l B u S haikh)—
One of the tribes in the Kufah Nahiyah of the Najaf Qadha {q.v.).
A section of the settled Qahtan {q.v.) of 'Aridh to which those in Zilfi are said to belong.
MASHI (B ir-al)—
A halting place, with a fresh water well but no vegetation, on one of the routes between
Mecca and Al-Madinah. It is reported to lie some 25 miles south-westward from Al-
One of the rural tribes of 'Iraq {q.v.).
A small Arab clan in the Ruwais tract on the right bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab {q.v.)
between Muhammarah and Fao.
MASHI YAH (B ir-al)—
An anchorage on the eastern side of the Gulf of 'Aqabah, 10 miles eastward from
Wasit in Lat. 28° 51' North and Long. 34° 51'East. The anchorage is under a sandy
point,'in 5 or 6 fathoms, well protected from northerly winds ; the depth increases very
rapidly to seaward.— {R. S. & G. of A. Pilot.)
An outlier of Failakah Island {q.v.), on the north side of the entrance to Kuwait Bay.
A halting place on the Yemen Hajj route ; it lies about 150 miles by road south-east
ward from Mecca.— {Hunter's Map of Arabia.)
MASHUT (R as A bul)—
a cape on the east coast of Qatar {q.v.), in eastern 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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