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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1494] (567/688)

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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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1494
QATAR
Name.
Positions.*
Nature.
R emarks.
Tais (Jazirat
Umm).
4 miles east by
north of Ruwais.
Islet
No water is obtainable
here.
Tha'ailib (Ras) ..
6 miles above Dohah
Cape.
Wakrah
••
See article Wakrah.
Zarka
1 mile above
Fmvairat.
Well
m
Contains only brackish
water.
Off the north-eastern and eastern coasts of Qatar lie numerous pearl banks, of which
details are given in the Appendix on the Pearl Fisheries.
Name.
Position.*
Nature.
R emarks.
Aburuk (Has) ..
Adkhan (Ghari-
yat).
Ajirah (Jabal-al-
Forms the west
side of D6hat-al-
Hasain.
3 miles below
Zikrlt.
Petween Ras
Aburuk and Jazirat
Hawar.
Cape
Do.
l-land
Points northwards and
measures 8 miles
across. At spring
tides the northern
portion is separated
from the remainder
by a shallow channel.
Small, but has a hill of
some height. There
is no fresh water.
Akhadai (Has)
or Khidai.
Between Dohat-ar-
Ruwaidhah and
Khor Hassan.
Cape
There were once a few
houses here, and the
ruins of a fort are still
visible. The nearest
water is at Thaghab.
'Amran (Ras
Abu).
Between Ruwais
and Abu Dhaluf.
Do
Barren.
'Anaibar (Jazi
rat).
In Dohat-as-Salwa,
10 or 12 miles
north from the
foot of the bay.
Island
It is small and carries a
low peak.
'Aqalah (Dohat-
al-).
18 miles below Ras
Aburuk.
A Bedouin camping-
place.
Some date trees and a
few wells of bad water
exist here. The place
is now nearly forsaken
by the Bedouins.
it, me,n5 ° m "" " 11,8 " P 01 the P'0«>»»l«r. "d " below," means further Irom

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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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English in Latin script
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