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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1508] (581/688)

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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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1508 QATAR
R emarks.
7 J'miles south of
Zabarah and 2 J
from the west coast.
A Bedouin camping
There are a ruined fort
and a well of good
water ; the latter is
masonry lined and
7 fathoms deep.
10 miles south-
south-west of
Dohat Faishakh
and the same from
the west coast.
There are here 2 ma
sonry wells, 3 fathoms
deep, and containing
good water.
Nahi ..
15 miles south by
east of Ruwais and
11 from the east
This place has a ma
sonry lined well, 8
fathoms deep, of good
11 miles south of
the foot of D5hat
Faishshakh and 16
from the west
Ditto .
There is a masonry
well, 25 fathoms
deep, of good water.
Qa'ably ah
9 miles south-south
east of Ruwais and
7 from the east
Here is a masonry well
of good water.
16 miles west of
Khor Shaqiq.
Good water is obtain
able from a masonry
well, 15 fathoms
Qain (Umm) ..
4 miles north-west
of Khor Shaqiq and
the same from the
east coast.
There is a masonry
well, 5 fathoms deep,
of good water.
Qalailah (Abu)
16 miles south-west
of Khor Shaqiq
and 12 from the
east coast.
A masonry well, 15
fathoms deep, con
tains good water.
Qarafah .,
6 miles west of
Here is a masonry well,
3 fathoms deep, of
good water.
Qaraibah (Umm-
13 miles south of
Huwailah and 9
from the east
Do., but the depth is
12 fathoms.

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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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