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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1518] (591/688)

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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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QATlF
Pcsition.
Nature
and
inhabitants.
3 miles north-north
west of Qatif
Town and 1 to 2
miles inland.
Immediately outside
the gate in the
north-west face of
the Kut of Qatif
Town.
miles north-west
of Qatif Town 1
mile inland from
the sea.
J a mile south-west
of the Kut of Qatif
Town.
On the coast, 9
miles south-east
of Qatif Town.
A walled village of
300 houses of Ba-
harinah.
R emarks.
An unwalled village
of 80 houses, chiefly
date stick huts of
Baharinah.
A walled village of
100 houses of Baha
rinah ; there are
some huts outside
the walls, and the
dwellings within are
partly buildings of
mud and stone and
partly huts.
A walled village of
250 houses of Baha
rinah ; most of the
habitations are of
stone and lime, but
some are huts.
Now deserted. (When
occupied was called
in English " De
maum".)
This village is excel
lently watered by the
springs of Tabah-
A'raf, Hashaish and
Jadidah. The people
own 5 pearl boats.
A suburb of Qatif
Town. The inhabi
tants are pearl divers,
fishermen and makers
of mats, baskets and
cages ; they also own
date plantations.
The people of this
village cultivate dates
and make gypsum
mortar. To this
place belong 7 pearl
boats.
A suburb of Qatif
Town. The inhabi
tants are date grow
ers, shopkeepers and
merchants; they
own 4 pearl boats.
The lands of the
village are watered
by a spring which
rises near by nda
is also called
Dabaibiyah.
This place is really
about 3 miles beyond
the southern end of
the oasis. There are
the remains of a con
siderable fort built
by the notrious
'Atbi, Rahmah-bin-
Jabir; it stood on
an island on the shore
reef nearly joined to
the mainland. Re
mains of a smaller
fort, containing a
good spring of water,

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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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