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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1231] (280/688)

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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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Jabaidhah ..
9 miles west-nortb-
west of Tbaj.
• • -
Jarairah .»
8 miles east by soutb
of Sarrar.
Kabafab ..
8 miles soutb ^soutb-
west of Na'airij'ab
bill and 6 miles
nortb-nortb-east of
A walled bamlet of
10 bouses, inhabited
only during tbe cold
weatber; tbe culti
vators remove in
summer to Nta
Tbere are no date
palms bere, and tbe
bouses and tbe wall,
surrounding tbe
bamlet are in a semi-
ruinous state. Tbe
wells are brackisb
and usually about 15
feet deep.
Kbazami ..
17 miles west by
nortb of Jabal Qa-
Labaib .. ..
8 miles nortb by west
of Tbaj and 3 miles
soutb-soutb-west of
Misbaf in ..
4 miles soutb-west of
Sarrar and 2 miles
east of tbe Abu
Dbabair bills.
' Do
Tbere are traces
of ruins at tbis place.
Mugbati ..
8 miles west by soutb
of Tbaj.
Mulaijab ..
7 miles nortb-nortb-
east of Nfca'.
A walled village of
80 bouses of settled
Arabs belonging to
various tribes.
Some of the people
are pearl divers.
Tbere is a small date
grove of about 200
trees on tbe east side
of tbe village ; and
among tbe fields out
side are some 15
wells for irrigation
in wbicb tbe water
stands at 6 feet.
Livestock, exclusive
of sheep and goats,
are 100 donkeys
and 250 cattle ;
tbere are no borsea
or camels. In tbe
cold weatber a good
many cattle are sent
to Kuwait for

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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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