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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1202] (251/688)

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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 village in the Masqat district {q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MATAIYIN (W adi).—
A valley in 'Oman Proper which is crossed by the route from Mahot and Adam to
Manah at a point a little to the north of the village of Izx, the latter being 5 miles south of
A village in Widyan Dawasir {q. v.), in south-western Xajd,
See Al-Mutalli.
Some wells in Taff (q. v.), in the Hasa district of eastern Arabia.
A station on the Hejaz railway (q. v.), 900 kilometers from Damascus.
MATAN1 (H al B u)—
A section of the Bani Bu Hasan tribe (q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MATAR (B ani)—
A tribe in Yemen the centre of their district lies some 20 miles south-south-west
from Sana'a, and between the routes leading to that town from Hodaidah and the Aden
Protectorate respectively. Their country drains to the Wadi Siham.
MATAR (Mahattat-al)— • ■ • i
The name of a halting place, in Hejaz, on the route from Al-Wajj to Al-Madinah and
situated 106 kilometers from the former.— {Egyptian W. O. map of Pilgrims' Routes.)
A ward, or quarter, in the Sifalah portion of the town of Ibra (q. v.), in the Sharqfyah
district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A section of the Sabai' tribe {q. v.) of Najd.
See 'Anaizah tribe ; Hilban sub-division of the 'Amarat. Burckhardt states that
some of the coffee-shops on the road between Jiddah and Mecca are kept by Matarifah
Arabs and by some of the Lahyan section of the Hadhail tribe. {18IS).
Singular Matrushi; one of the tribes of Trucial 'Oman {q. v.).
Singular Matrushi; one of the Ghafiri tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v.].
MATATHU {Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, western side.
The largest town in the Sultanate of 'Oman, and the most important commercially.
Matrah is situated on the south-west side of Matrah Bay and is about 2 miles west of
Masqat Town. Like Ma sqat it is enclosed on the landward sides by rugged volcanic
»Ihe map and chart for Matrah are the same a 3 for JIaaqat Town, q. v.

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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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