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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1368] (423/688)

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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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1368 NAJ—NAJ
convenient places; and every six months a settlement takes place with the local officials
in consequence of which the balance of the Amir's produce is generally sold and the net
surplus to which he is entitled is remitted in money to Riyadh. It is estimated that
about a quarter of the tenth share or Zakat ultimately reaches the central treasury in this
Contingents for n otary service are still demanded by districts and towns, and it is
understood that, up to a limit of one month per annum, these contingents must be
maintained by the districts furnishing them, but their expenses after the first month are
defrayed by the Amir.
The W ahhabi ruler is represented at various places in his dominions bv Amirs or Gover
nors ; such are Majma in Sadair, and Dilam in Kharj. These Amirs may be either local
or non-local men, and in places where Ibn Sa'ud has reason to distrust the loyalty of the
inhabitants they are generally the latter ; the Governors at the present time at Majma'
and Dilam are apparently non-local. The relation of the Widyan DawSsir district, which
at present is almost autonomous to the >, ahhabi Government, is noticed in the article
under its name.
The present equivocal relations of Southern Najd with the Ottoman Empire are describ-
ed elsewhere.*— { Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazettetr.)
NAJD (Um? )—
The name given to "Anaizah [q.v.) by its inhabitants on account of its being the
principal town of Najd. 6
NAJI (A l B u)—
A village on the west shore of 'Abbadan Island {q. v.).
One of the quarters of the large and scattered village of Faid [q. v.) in Jabal Shammar.
Some wells in Jabal Shammar {q. v.). Northern Central Arabia.
A section of the Habus tribe {q. v.) of 'Oman. r in
Arabia; thoy lie about 10 miles to the
nortnwara ot the hill of Ba al and 45 miles north by west from Anta'a
NAJM ('A in-an)—-
A hot sulphur spring in the Hasa oasis {q. v.), in Eastern Arabia.
anfonTtlrfb!^^^^ in tho_extre m „ north-east of Yemen
Halevy, aZnerL S d ^^ttne mot THf" heter0d0Xy - Wh ' ! "
to join Wadi Dawasir and the streams of ^ Sends lts water3
al-Khudud the ruins of the anoienTSL A7. He believed that he found in Madinat-
its importance, as well as that of modem Na'irSn "in and the secret of
this way from Southern Yemen to Naid Thn S"? an which must pass
Who is roputod to havo boon the liret pt'Sralia ^
♦See article Najd ad fin. " ~

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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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