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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1207] (256/688)

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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 sub-section of the Bani Hajir tribe {q. v.) of eastern Arabia.
MAZAJID (Valley and Village)—
Wadi Mazajid is a small valley in Yemen, having its source in Jabal Haddah to the
south-west of Sana'a. It trends northwards, its broad, level bed being crossed by the
Hodaidah-Sana'a road at a point about 8 miles from Sana'a ; 5 or 6 miles northward of
this it joins Wadi Dhahr ; Mazajid village is small and unimportant and clings to tho
side and crest of a long ridge on the left bank of the watercourse ; it has no mosque.
See. Farasan (Islands and Bank) ; bank, western side.
See Al-Madh T q.
One of the Sinadah families of the Bani Bu 'Ali tribe {q. v.) of the 'Oman Sultanate,
MAZAR (Jabal)—
A lofty mountain range, in Yemen, overlooking the Hodaidah-Sana'a road from tha
north near Wasil, between Hajailah and Manakhah. Jabal Mazar (or Masar) rises to
a height of 7,200 feet.
A large and picturesque village in Wadi Tayln in the Sultanate of T Oman, about 10
miles above Hail-al-Ghaf ; it is the capital of the Bani Battash tribe and has a population
of about 1,700 persons, all Bani Battash and their dependants, among the last being Bani
Na'ab. It stands on both sides of the Wadi, but chiefly on the right bank. The follow
ing are the quarters of the village :—•
Name and quarter.
On the north-west
The central quarter
Number of houses.
Over 100
70 to 80
Has a separate fort.
Animals are 5
camels, 20 donkeys,
40 cattle and 200
sheep and goats.
The inhabitants; are
of the Bani
Juma'ah section.
There are: 10
camels, 25 donkeys,
15 cattle and 200
sheep and goats.
Has a separate fort.
Livestock are 10
camels, 28 donkeys,
20 cattle and 200
sheep and goats.

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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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