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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1248] (297/688)

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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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1248 MUG—MUH
A halting place on the Persian Hajj route nearly 170 miles south by west from Hail
and rathe^more than 250 miles by road from Mecca. At Abu Mughair there are said to
be 10 w.lls with sweet water at 4 fathoms.
A shuk'ily section of the Fadhul tribe {q. v.) of southern Najd.
A section of the A1 Wahibah tribe {q. v.) of the Sharqlyah and Ja'alan districts of the
'Oman Sultanate.
An important vill ige up a creek on the right bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab {q. v.) between
Basrah and Muhammarah.
An inlet and anchorage on the coast of Dhafrah {q. v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
A small valley in the Eastern Hajar district of the Sultanate of 'Oman; it lies on the
southern side of t'.ie 'Aqabat-al-Qahza and contains acacia, tamarisk and other trees,
with 'some vegetation. After heavy rains this valley becomes a torrent. Routes
from Masqat and Sarur to Al-Wasit pass through Wadi Mughairah.
One of the wells in Habl {q. v.), in the Hasa district of eastern Arabia.
A section of the Bani Qitab tribe {q. v.) of 'Oman.
A fendy of the Fuqarah tribe {q. v.). {Doughty.)
Some springs in Wadi-al-Miyah {q. v.), in the Hasa district of eastern Arabia.
A village in Wadi Samail {q. v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
A pass in the Eastern Hajar {q. v.) district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
MUGHR (Dar-al)—
Or Al-Kalandari; an open'camping ground on the Syrian Hajj route, 40 miles south
east from Tabuk. {Doughty.)
A tract in the Samawah Qadha {q. v.) of 'Iraq.
A hamlet in Hadhramaut on the route between Mukalla and Shibam and some 20 miles
south of Hajarain. The Bents spell the name of this place Muhe. ( Bent.)
, A vil l a g e . on a creek of the same name, on the right bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab (a. v.)
between Basrah and Muhammarah.

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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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