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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1505] (578/688)

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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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5 miles west of Doh
A Bedouin camping
4| miles south-east
of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and 5
from the west coast.
5 miles north of
Khor Shaqiq and 2
from the east coast.
10 miles west by
north of Lusail, in
the Bu Hasa oasis.
8 miles south-west of
Maharah (Niqa-
11 miles inland,
westwards from
yah on the
east coast; it is
about midway
between Dohah
and Khor-al-
'Odaid, 25 miles
from either.
A solitary hlill of
standstone or sand.
3 miles south-
south-east of
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and 3
from the west coast.
A Bedouin camping
7 miles north-east
of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
Malaihah (I)
10 miles south by
east of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
and 4 from the
west coast.
R emarks.
At this place is a small
date grove belong
ing to the Shaikh of
Dohahah; there are
also 2 wells of indif
ferent drinking water
which are 2| fathoms
There is a ruined fort
with 2 masonry wells
of indifferent water,
2 J fathoms deep.
Here is a masonry well
of fairly good water
from which the vil
lagers of Dhakhirah
fetch their supply
it is 2 fathoms deep.
Here is a masonry lined
well, 10 fathoms
deep, containing good
An unlined well, 1
fathom deep, yields
indifferent water.
The hill is used as a
lookout post by the
people of Dohah in
time of war.
Here are 2 masonry
wells of indifferent
water, 1 fathom deep,
and a ruined tower.
This place has 6 wells
of good water, 2J
fathoms deep, and a
ruined tower.
There are 2 masonry
wells, 2 fathoms
deep, of brackish

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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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