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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1347] (402/688)

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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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NAI—NAI
1347
NAIDAH—
A village in Wadi Adlm (q.v.) in Hadhramaut.
NAIDAIN (W adx)—
A branch of Wadi Sfuni which is in turn a branch of Wadi Ham ((Z.w.) in 'Oman, join
ing it near the hamlet of Sfuni,
NAIF—
A fendyof the Dawasir tribe {q.v.) of Southern Najd ; Farjan sub-division of the Al
Hasan.
NAIL (AT. Etj)—
A clan of the Aqra,' one of the rural tribes of 'Iraq.
NAIL (H or-an)—
A canal in the Nahr Shah Nahiyah of the Hillah Qadha {q.v.) in the Baghdad Wilayat
of 'Iraq.
NA'lM—
Or Na'aim : the name is sometimes pronounced with the accent on the fir^t syllable
and the singular in Na'aimi. The Na'im are an important Arab tribe found chiefly
in 'Oman, but partly also in Bahrain and Qatar ; these two main territorial divisions of
the Na'im are now in all respects independent oi one another and must be dealt with
separately.
Settled Na'hn of Settled Na'im are found in Trucial 'Oman, in the 'Oman
Sultanate, and also in the neutral autonomous district of Jau which is situated between
the two former. The table below explains the distribution of the tribe in this quarter :—■
Country.
Principality or district.
Town or village.
Number of houses.
Trucial 'Oman
'Ajman ..
'Ajman ..
25
Do.
Sharjah ..
Dhaid
30
Do.
Do.
Hairah ..
250
Do.
Do. ..
Hamriyah
250
Do.
Do.
Haqalah ..
10
Do.
Do.
Sharjah Town
100
'Oman Sultanate
Batinah ..
Sanqar ..
45
Do.
Do
Dhank Town
660
Do.
Do
Sanainah..
200
Independent 'Oman
Jau
Baraimi Village
100
Do.
Do
Hafit
150
Do.
Do
Qabil
180
Do.
Do
Su'arah ..
100
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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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