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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1467] (540/688)

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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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under the control of the Turkish Public Debt Department, which supply nearly the
whole of 'Iraq with native liquor. There is a long boat bridge of 36 to 45 pontoons
according to season, of which 7 adjoining the left bank are swung down stream to let,
vessels pass. There are no shops. A Kahiyah which formerly existed was abolished
about 17 years before the European war.
QARAT (S ur-AL)—-
A village in Batinah (q.v.), eastern Arabia.
See Washam.
A hill at the south-east corner of the Badd-al-AsIs tract (q.v.), of the district of Hasa,
in eastern Arabia.
/See Washam.
A section of the Xa'Jm tribe (g.v.), of 'Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar, in eastern Arabia.
A peak in the Jabal Samhan range (q.v.), in Dhufar, southern Arabia.
A hamlet in Wadi Samail (q.v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman,
A section of the Mas'ud tribe (q.v.) of 'Iraq.
Or Jarinah ; a village in the 'Aridh district (q.v.) of central Arabia.
A small village in 'Oman Proper (q.v.) ; this is a common term for a settlement in Arabia
and means the two villages.
A small village in Dhafrah (q.v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
Qx \RN (A l )—
A hamlet near the head of Sharmah Bay (q.v.), on the south coast of Arabia between
Ras Baghashwah and Shihair.
An island about 53 miles from the coast of the Abu Dhabi Principalitv Ivin* in the
middle between the islands Arzana, Das aid Zirko. It is 1J miles long, north-west
and south-east by 5 a mile broad. Qaxnam has three remarkable detached peaks one
of which is 190 feet high, near its northern end ; the southern part of it is low There is
no fresh water. The following pearl banks are in the neighbourhood of Oarnain •—
Qidair, 4 miles to the north ; and on the south, closely adjoining the great m-oim
known as Sutuh Arzanah which reaches from Zirko almost to Arzanah The XhAh Jf
Abu Dhabi appears to be the owner of Qarnain. kh 0f
Pronounced Gargar; one of the hamlets of the Bilaydat (q.v.), in north -western

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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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