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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1380] (435/688)

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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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A section of the Bani Ka'ab tribe (q. v.), of the 'Oman Promontory.
A Bedouin tribe inhabiting the country to the south of Taif, in Hejaz. The honey
which comes from the Nawazairah hills is famous in Mecca and Taif.— (Burckhardt, 1815).
NAYYAL (Wadi)—
A small watercourse in North-western Arabia, trending east-north-east towards the
southwestern edge of the Nafud desert. Its upper reaches approach to within 30 milea
of the Tayma Oasis.— {Carruthers, 1909).
One of the intra-mural quarters of the town of Matrah. This name is probably of
Sawahili origin ; it recalls the Mnazi Moja, or One Cocoanut Tree, of Zanzibar.— {Persian
Gulf Gazetteer.)
A hamlet in Wadi Fara' {q. v.), in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A deserted village on the east side of Qatar {q. v.), in Eastern Arabia.
A village in Widyan Dawasir (q.v.), South-western Najd.
A small hill in the Hazaim tract of the Kuwait Shaikhdom, 3 or 4 miles from the
water-holes of As-Salu'.
A fendy of the Dawasir tribe {q. v.), of Southern Najd; 'Ammar sub-division of the
Al Hasan.
Singular Nidabi. A Ghafiri tribe in the Sultanate of 'Oman, chiefly located in Wadi-
al-'Aqq where the villages of Lizugh, Mizra' Bu Ba'arah, Fankh Da'asar, and Sinsilah
belong to them, and in WSdi Saijani where they have Mizra' and Mizra'-al-Haitani,
but found also at Mahbub, Hassas and Sarur, in Wadi Samail and at Jarda in Eastern
Hajar. They are not a very large tribe, but their position in Wadi-al-'Aqq, and Wadi
Saijani commands the principal route from Sharqiyah to Matrah, and Masqat Town,
and their services have frequently been retained by the Sultans of 'Oman to bar the
progress of insurgents from Sharqiyah towards the capital. They number about 3,500
souls ; none of them are Bedouins : in religion they are Ibadhis.— { 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. Gazetteer.)
One of the Ghafiri tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q. v.).
One of the divisions of the Shammar Toqah {q. v.) tribe of 'Iraq.
A fendy of the Dawasir tribe {q.v.), of Southern Najd ; 'Ammar sub-division of the Al
A celebrated ancient site in 'Iraq, situated some 20 miles east-north-east from Dlwani-
yah and rather more than 50 miles south-east, as the crow flies, from Hillah- It is only
4 or 5 miles northward of the principal of the 'Afaj villages.

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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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