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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1522] (595/688)

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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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1522
QATIF
Name.
Saihat
Position.
2 miles south-east
of 'Anik ; at the
south end, upon
the coast, of the
oasis proper.
100 yards west of
the middle of the
Qatif Town bazaar.
| of a mile south of
Qatif Town and ^
a mile inland from
the sea.
2 miles west by
north of Qatif
Town.
Nature
and
inhabitants.
A waJled town of 600
houses; of these
about 200 are huts
situated bej^ond the
wall upon all sides ;
the rest within are
mostly buildings of
stone and mortar.
The people are
Baharinah.
An unwalled village
of 120 houses of
Baharinah, mostly
built of mud and
stone.
A walled village of
200 houses of
Baharinah; most
of them are date-
stick huts and J of
them are outside the
walls.
A walled village of
100 houses of
Baharinah.
R emarks.
This is a progperoas
place depending
chiefly on agri
culture ; it has date
groves and cultiva
tion on its north and
west sides, and its
lands are watered by
the Ka'abah spring.
There are also 30 pearl
boats. The people
have a Shaikh of their
own, who is in execu
tive charge of the
town.
A suburb of Qatif Town.
This place has a grave
yard on its north side,
the bazaar on its west,
and a thick forest
of dates to south
wards. Part of its
own land lies on the
further side of the
bazaar. The people
are shop-keepers,
rice-huskers, copper
smiths, blacksmiths
and donkey owners.
Pronounced Shawai-
chah. The people
are date-growers and
weavers.
Irrigation
rently
is
from
Qasair spring.
appa-
tho
0n Tw*' i Whl i Ch lieS 0fi tlie coast of the Q atif Oasis, are described in the
separate article on that island.

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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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