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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1237] (286/688)

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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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MORRAH
1237
Divisions and numbers. —The following table contains all that is known about the
internal structure of the tribe :—•
Section.
Sub-section.
Fightings strength.
Remarks.
'Ali-bin-Morrah (Al)
Ghiyathln
20
Do.
Jaraba'ah
25
Do.
Nabit (Al)
60
Their Shaikh is 'Ali-
bin-Nabit.
Bishr (Al)
....
See Al Shabib below.
Jabir (Al)
Ghadhban (Al) ..
45
Do.
Na'am (Al Bin-) ..
30
Shabib (Al) or Al
Bishr.
'Adhbah (Al)
250
The proper Shaikh of
this sub-setction is
'Abdur Rahman-bin
Niqadan, but a num
ber of his people
live under the Shaikh
of the Al Fahaidah.
Shabib (Al) or Al
Bishr.
Bahaih (Al)
500
This section, who
have acquired an
unenviable reputa
tion by acts of vio
lence committed
near the coast, are
distributed between
two Shaikhs, viz.,
Taithab-bin-Hadi
and Muhammad-as-
Sa'ak.
Do.
Buraid (Al)
30
The sub-sectional
Shaikh is Salih-al-
Mutawwa'.
Do.
Daw (Al)
20
....
Do.
Fahaidah (Al)
350
Muhammad-bin-Shar-
aim, who is shaikh of
this sub-section, is
paramount . Shaikh
also of the whole Al
Morrah tribe.
Do.
Ghafran (Al)
500
The present Shaikh is
one Bin-Jallab.
Do.
Hadi (Al)
25
....

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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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