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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1208] (257/688)

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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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Name and quarter.
Number of houses.
East of Jazlr
Has a separate fort.
There are 20
donkeys, 20 cattle
and 150 sheep and
South-east of Jazlr
Animals are: 20
camels, 12 donkeys,
15 cattle and 100
sheep and goats.
South-east of Hisn
Has a fort of its own.
Livestock are 14
camels, 28 donkeys,
25 cattle and 200
sheep and goats.
Mizra'-an-Na'ab ..
South of Hisn
The people are
shepherds and own
about 400 sheep
and goats and 30
The village is surrounded on all sides by steep hills ; and an old tower and part of the
village, built on a crag, command the approach up to valley. There are extensive date
groves containing 12,000 trees or more, and there is cultivation on both sides of the
a i and in two tributaries which join it here. Much jowari is grown, and the general
appearance of the place is prosperous. The main wealth of the village is its dates;
there are no local manufactures nor any general trade. Mazara' is the seat of the
iamimah of the Bani Battash.
Suftamteot"om&m 6 * WMi ^ BatlSsh in the Muq* dtatrict of the
A cultivated tract in the 'Aden district (7. v.) of the Kuwait Principality.
QmLhtnd Basrih! StretCh ^ ^ gardCn8 "P 0 " the Sh »«-'l- , Arab (j. between
S inA n buD b haWternl rUda ^ 0,n !;; and the Sultanate o£ 'O"' 5 "- Thl>
the Bani Yas tribe and the nn 1 r', '^' w they are regarded as a section of the
Principality : besides these sombre H 18 in the article on the Abu m&hi
the 'Oman^ultanate a re dealt with in t^^eiieml^V 1°^' the Mazari' of
of their strength is given there Tho re • 1 1° on that state ' and an estimate
inhabiting wldis nfm and ILi SUbjects of the Shaikh of Shar i ah
district of Shamailiyah "n wZi Ha^ and Wadi Sfai in thP
and Fara', their number! about Si r ^e villages of Adhan, 'Asimah.
18 ab0ut 500 SOuls ; in wadis Sfuni and Sfai it has not been

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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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