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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1390] (451/688)

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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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or Hamrat-al-
3 hours from Bah-
lah, direction un
A few miles east of
2 hours from Bis-
ya, direction un
On the left bank
of Wadi Kalbu, 3
miles below Niz-
In Wadi Saifam, 3
miles from Bah-
On the northern
border of the dis
trict 5 miles
north-east of
5 hours south of
Izki, 2 hours west
of Khadhra Bin-
Daffa', 1 hour
from Wadi Hal-
fain and 2 or 3
hours from the
nearest hills. It
is perhaps situat
ed in the Wadi
Qant affluent of
of Wadi 'Andam.
120 houses of Bani
100 houses of Al
Wahibah of the
Al Bu Hidai sec
30 houses of 'Aua-
mir and 20 of Al
Bu Sa'id.
Large village of 150
houses of Bani
'Auf, 'Abriyin
and mixed tribes.
50 houses of Bani
40 houses of 'Abri-
50 houses of 'Awa-
mir; mostly of
mud, but some
mere huts.
On the left bank
of Wadi Ghol, a
few miles west of
Tanuf and north
of Bahlah.
300 houses of 'Ab-
riyin built of stone
and gypsum.
See article Bahlah.
Livestock are 40 camels, 30
donkeys, 50 cattle and
2,000 sheep and goats.
There are 4,000 date
Resources are 50 camels,
75donkeys, 20 cattle, 5,000
sheep and goats and about
2,000 date palms.
Animals are 10 camels, 15
donkeys, 15 cattle and 100
sheep and goats. Date
palms are 2,000.
Much wheat and indigo are
grown: the indigo has
a high reputation. There
are 10 donkeys, 60 cattle,
60 sheep and goats and
1,500 date palms.
Here there are 4 horses, 12
donkeys, 20 cattle and 100
sheep and goats, also 1,200
Animals are 4 donkeys, 6
cattle and 100 sheep and
goats. Date trees num
ber 800.
Dates and wheat are grown
by irrigation from springs.
There is no bazaar, and
purchases are made at
Khadhra Bin-Dafla'. The
country around is open.
This village belongs to the
Falaj-al-'Awamir group.
There are 10 donkeys, 10
cattle, 40 sheep and goats
and 1,500 date palms.
Livestock are 10 camels, 40
donkeys, 60 cattle and 200
sheep and goats ; there are
6,000 date palms.

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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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