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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1527] (600/688)

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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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namely, a cousin of the Shaikh who holds the Shamailiyah District in fief and his son ;
and 3 at Hamriyah, viz., an exiled uncle of the Shaikh and his 2 sons.
Outside Trucial 'Oman, for example on the Batinah coast, the subjects of Sharjah
generally are sometimes spoken of-as Jawasim, and a tribe which has submitted to the
Shaikh of Sharjah is said to have become " Jasimi" ; to this fact is probably due the
indiscriminate application, in old British records, of the term " Joasmee " to all the
piratical inhabitants of what is now Trucial 'Oman. The trucial flag of 1820 unfortu
nately came to be known (and is still known) as the Jasimi flag, and the Bani Yas of Abu
Dhabi have consequently always shown a. certain disinclination to fly it.
A tribe of Qawasim, by some supposed to be identical with the Qawaoim of Trucial
'Oman, are found in the 'Oman Sultanate at Miltiqa in Wadi Samail, at Nafa'ah in
Wadi Mansah, in Wadi Risail, at Falaj-al-Hijari in the Sub-Wilayat of Saham in Batinah,
at Mizra'-al-'Alowi in Wadi Maih, and at Bandar Jissah on the coast of the Masqat
District. According to some authorities, however, these Qawasim are a section of the
Other Qawasim, about 650 souls, occur at Duvvan in the Lingeh District of the Persian
QAZQAZ (R as)—
An alternative name for Eas-al-Jufair in Bahrain Island {q.v.).
A cove and hamlet in the district of Ruus-al-Jibal {q-v.) in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A pearl bank in the neighbourhood of Qarnain Island {q-v.), in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
A section of the Southern Shammar tribe, of Central Arabia, to which the Sham mar
of 'Attar in Sadair are said to belong. No information regarding this section is available
and they have therefore not been included in the Southern Shammar table.
A village in the littoral tract of Shamailiyah {g-v.), on the eastern side of the 'Oman
QILA'AT (U mm-al)—
A camping ground of Dawasir Bedouins in Widyan Dawasir, South-Western Najd.
One of the fartqs, or wards, of the town of Hautah (q.v.), Southern Najd.
Or Hillah ; the main portion of Kharfah village (q.v.), in the Aflaj District of Southern
QIL'AH (Ras-AL)—
A cape on the west coast of Qatar (q-v.), Eastern Arabia.
One of the Dighairat families of the Southern Shammar {q.v.), of Central Arabia.
A clan of the great 'Ataibah tribe (q.v.) of Najd and the country lying between Qaslm
and Mecca ; see the Miqatah section of the Barqah division.
QINQARI (Bandar and Jabal)—
A bay and hill in the Dhufar District {q.v.). Southern Arabia. Apparently this name ia
identical with the Jenjeli of the Bed Sea and Gulf of Aden Pilot,

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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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