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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1455] (528/688)

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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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to itaiki *
QAHZA (W adi)—
One of the composite valleys of Wadi Maih (J. v.), in the Masqat district of the
Sultanate of 'Oman.
One of the rural tribes of 'Iraq {q.v.).
A place near Wadi Kesr {q. v.) is Hadhramaut, southern Arabia.
Or Ghaihab ; one of the divisions of the Bani Zaid { q. v.) tribe of southern Najd.
QAILtjL (Q abr)—
A tomb, with a few date trees, 3 miles south-westward of 'Irub, one of the vi
Qamar Bay, south coast of Arabia.
A riverain tract on the right bank of the Tigris about a mile above Tikrit. Here
abouts on the left bank the date palm,Jong unfamiliar to those coming down from Mosul,
On the left bank of the Tigris {q. v.) 7 miles below Samarrah, and 1 hour and 13 minute
by kalak from that town. Qaim appears to be little more than an opening in the conglo
merate marking the head of a canal.
QAIM ( al)—
One of the Nahiyahs in the 'Anah Qadha of the Baghdad Wilayat. It is situated
on the right bank of the Euphrates and about 50 miles by road westward from 'Anah.
QAIN (Umm)—
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar (3.v.), eastern Arabia.
A clan of the Dawasir tribe(3.v.)*of southern Najd; 'Ammar subdivision of the Al
A village in Wadi Bani Jabir (11) {q.v.), in the Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A depression, containing numerous wells, also springs of bitumen (or qlr, whence the
name), in the 'Adan district {q..v.) of the Kuwait Principality.
A place in Yemen, on the route between Lahiyah and Bait-al-Faqih and lying 16 or
17 miles (crowfly) south-east by south from the former. This place is not marked on
Maunsell's map and no details concerning it are available. {Hunter $ Map.)
QAISIH (J abal)- __ •-j j .
A low sandstone ridge lying just within the northern limits of the great Nafud desert
of central Arabia. The ridge runs from north-west to south-east and forms the north
eastern boundary of the Daqqi (or Daqqih) plain which extends between it and Hail.
,The centre of Jabal Qaisih would thus be about a day s journey north-eastwards from
the Shammer capital—(IFaZiw, June 1848.)

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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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