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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1528] (601/688)

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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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1528 QIR—QIT
QIRBAH (Wadi)—
See Fuwwah—
See Fuwwah.
QIRTAS (R as)—
A cape on the east coast of Qatar {q.v.). Eastern Arabia.
Or Qisai'ah ; a village in Qasim Central Arabia.
•Ilwah divtta™' 0£ ^ MUtair tribC ^ 0t CCntral Arabia ; JiblSn s »MivWon of ,h,
QISHAB (H arrat)—
A lava tract in Western Central Arabia ; it lies about midway between fh* W sa-
LTn^d •Iqtah!' 1 and iS traVerSed by the Q ' U,im Haii r0Ute ' h = Xt";
■qishn (B ay and village).—
Qishn Bay is a considerable indentation in what is known as the Mahmh coast
Southern Arabia. It is formed by the projecting headlands of Eas Sharwain and S
Darjah 13 nanteal miles apart. During the north-east monsoon there is a
swell and a high surf on the beach, which rendeis landing daneerous exceot ^ i
immediately westward of Eas Darjah where small trading boats land their golS
The shore of the bay is low and sandy near the sea, with a high range of Si
background and a barren tract of nndulating sandhills intervening. In Q ln Rav
the depths are regular there being from 8 to 10 fathoms water nearly two mita frlZ
shore and gradually decreasing towards the beach. The best anchors? a
Lask, the western part of Qishn Bay. ® Bandar
a mile 11 from^the*^ac^^!^ fa 8 oiie e of e the a princip^ d poria 1 of''^e^w d h a ' ) h U t a , " f
residence of their chief Shaikh. The population is small and there are hnt rl few a flsh^
and trading boats. A small trade in salt and dried fish is carried on Wh T t> g
■Gulf, Zanzibar, and the western coast of India The imr»nrf<j • ■
cloths, dates, coffee and sugar. A vilSge!' Jown'Zp^r
eastward of Qishn; near Suo is a small snU i „ i v , 2 m "es
A mile and-a-half further to the east is the small hamlet ^Hafat l^f
impossible to get supplies of any kind at Qishn. Fish are plentiful off thn ^ i
of good quality: they form the staple article of food OoSwaLt hL 1 ^
curable from a well westward of the villa ge .-(i? e d Sea and Gulf of Aden p ZT ' Pr0 '
QITAB (B ani)— ' ''
This or Qatab (rather than Kitab or Katab) armears to hp ffiA * r
name, though colloquially it seems to ho «n m +■ f orrec ^ ^ orm the
the singular is Oitbi Tlie Banf n f v e A tl T 3 P ronounced Chitab or Ghatab ;
Trucial and IndepcndeiU OmSn WiLT A 1 rab , t , ribe of tho ' 0m5 " S^Mte and
tory and extending into the district of DhShirah tlie ' 0maa Pr0mon -
They are divided into following sections:
| Section.
Fighting strength.
R emarks.
Anywhere within the
tribal territories.

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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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