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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1396] (457/688)

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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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i&uwaih ..
8 miles south-west of
Khar Bani Bu 'AH
6 miles south of
Khor Bani Bu 'Ali.
11 mfles south-west
of Jumailah,
A permanent vil
lage consisting of
a fort, a stone
mosque and a tem
porary village of 50
2 miles south-west of
of Suwaih.
An inlet of the sea
said to be as large
as Khor-al-Hajar,
but it has not yet
been examined;
the entrance is
masked by a large
black rock.
A village of 25
houses of Bani Bu
R emarks.
The inhabitants are
Bani Bu 'Ali. The
temporary village is
inhabited during the
north-east monsoon
and deserted in sum
mer. In the season
there are 4 hadans,
15 fishing boats, 8
cattle and 700 sheep
and goats. Water is
brought from a dis
tance of about 5
The Khor affords
shelter to coasting
and fishing craft,
and as many as 30
coasters may be seen
hauled up here in
summer, but there is
no permanent villag©
the people frequent
ing the place are of
the Bani Bu 'Ali
tribe. Slaves for
Sur were formerly
landed here. The
Khor was first dis
covered in 1886.
1 mile south of the
village is a low sandy
cape of the same
See Lashkharah in
the article Ja'alan.
This section of the cost is sandv and (IptsnTa+o ,
adjoining Ras-al-Hadd which has a nearly continuouJ80^1 W 0fab0Ut25miIe8
inhabitants nearly all belong to the Bani Bu ' AH frih^ w , 0 feet 111 height. The
ed with them. & 1 Bu Ah tribe ' but a ^w Jannabah are interspers-
Hds Jibsh to Rds Mishdyu. —The next inn i „ ..
J&h to E. 3 Mishayu, a distance of 97

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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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