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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1495] (568/688)

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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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1495
'Hitoi
Only 1)1
Rias
Name.
Position.*
Nature.
R emarks.
'Araish
1 mile below Khor
Hassan.
Tower
Now ruinous and desert
ed.
'Ashairiq (Ras)
Between Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
and Rubaijah.
Cape
Forms the southern
side of the Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
harbour and carries a
ruined tower.
Da'asah (Has) ..
18 miles above the
foot of Dohat-as-
Salwa.
Do.
There is a masonry
well of good water at
1 mile inland.
Dhabaiyah (Ras-
adh).
10 miles below
Zabarah and just
above entrance to
Duhat-al-Usaiwad).
Do.
Dhaluf (Abu) ..
••
See article Abu Dhaluf.
Fahal
Fahaihil (Ras) ..
16 miles north of the
foot of Dohat-as-
Salwa.
6 miles below
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
An uninhabited place
Cape
There are 4 masonry
wells of good water.
Points north and en
closes a bay of the
same name between
itself and the main
land. There is a well
here.
Faishshakh (Do-
hat).
The innermost and
southernmost por
tion of Dohat-al-
Hasain.
Bay
There is a masonry well
of good water about
4| miles north-east of
the foot of the bay at
miles inland.
Fal tah (Jazirat
Abu).
In D5hat-al-Hasain,
near its foot.
Island
It is small and has no
water.
Faraihah
2 miles above Zuba
rah.
A deserted village ..
There are ruins of a fort.
Ghubaibah
West of Ruwais and
adjoining it.
A deserted village.
••
Hadlyah ..
About 3 miles north
of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
A small hamlet
About 4 houses only
of the Kibisah tribe.
Hasain (Dohat-al
i Its entrance is half
way down the west
side of Qatar.
Bay *.
This bay is large and
runs inland in a
southerly direction.
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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English in Latin script
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