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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1491] (564/688)

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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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Bishairiyah (Jazi-
Hassan (Khor)
Hul (Dohat Umm
Ibrahim (Bilad)
Kanduwi (Tallal)
Laffan (Has)
A short distance off
the coast, 18 miles
below Wakrah.
1 mile above Fuwai -
7 miles from the tip
of the promontory.
5 miles below Wakrah
A deserted village
A small bay
5 miles
3 miles east of
8 miles below
A desert village
Small, barren and un
inhabited. Pearl-fish
ers wade around it at
low tide searching
for pearls in shallow
water. It is also
called Mishairyat.
See article Dha'ain.
See article Dhakhirah.
See article Dohah.
See article Fuwairat.
There are remains of a
large fort.
See Article Khor Has
There was formerly a
small settlement of
the Sudan tribe
here, but it has been
abandoned in con
sequence of the
badness of the water
supply. Remains are
visible of a village
and fort.
See article Huwailah.
Ruins of a fort remain.
There is no water
nearer than Wakrah.
On account of a feu
between the 'Ama-
marah of Bahrain
and the Al Bin 'Ali
of Qatar, pearl boats
from Bahrain do
not at present work
below nor those from
Dohah above, this
* In this column " above," means nearer to the tip of the promontory, and " below, means further from
it, in following the coast line. '

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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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