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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1498] (571/688)

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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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Rubadh (Jazirat)
Ruwaidbah (Do-
Salwa (Dohat-as)
Sumaiyah (Ras
Smvad (Jazirat)
"Csaiwad (Dohat-
Yusuflyah (Ras)
Zikrit (Dohat) ..
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
Position. ♦
Close to the northern
extremity of Jazirat
1 mile below Zuba
3 miles above Khor
An old village, now
A deserted village ,
Between Jazirat
Hawar and Ras
14 miles below Zuba
rah and the same
above Dohat-al-
Between Abu Dhaluf Cape
and Jumail.
10 miles below Ras ! Bay
R emarks.
accordingly be con
sidered to form the
northern extremity of
the Qatar promontory.
Destitute of fresh water-.
The inhabitants migrat
ed to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. when
the latter was founded.
See article Dohat-as-
Salwa. •
See Dohat-al-Husain
No fresh water.
This inlet opens be
tween Ras Dhabaiyah
to the north and Ras
Imhish to the south.
It can be crossed on
foot, but only at low
tide, by a ford called
Ma qt a' -al Imh ish.
Remains of a deserted
village of the same
name exist here.
There are about 12
masonry wells of
brackish water and
a deserted and ruinous
fort which was built
by Rahmat-bin-Jabir
early in the 19th cen
See article Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
It iii following th™coB8t b liae.' meaa8 Bearer 10 the tlp of 1116 Promontory, and " below." means further from

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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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