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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1531] (604/688)

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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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R emarks.
| an hour below
Right ..
15 houses of
This place also is
considered to per
tain to the Ras-al-
Khaimah District
of Sharjah. There
are 300 date trees,
a few anmials and a
little cultivation.
} of an hour below
Fashrah, in a side
valley called Wadi
6 houses of
Likewise belongs to
Sharjah; dates
number 150. Wadi
Nuslah also contains
a village Induk
which consists of
about 14 houses of
1 hour below Nus
lah ; here Wadi-
al-Qor emerges
from the hills and
enters Batinah.
Right ..
80 houses of
This place, which is 3
hours from the sea,
is regarded as belonging
to the Sultaaate
'Oman. The inhabi -
tants cultivate and have
5,000 date palms.
In a Wadi called Manai'i, closely connected with and possibly a tributary of Wadi-al;
'Qor, is a village Manai 'i, consisting of 10 houses of Dahaminah,'with date plantations-
and a Wadi called Sfai which joins Wadi-al-Qor near Nuslah contains some small
villages of Mazari.
At the head of the Wadi, above the highest village, are camping-ground places of
Bedouins of the Bani Ka 'ab and other tribes. Of the settled inhabitants about 400
appear to be subjects of the Sultan of 'Oman and 250 of the Shaikh of Sharjah.
Native informers state that the gradients of Wadi-al-Qor are easy and that there is
no rugged pass at the top ; they believe that a road for wheeled traffic could be made
up the valley without great difficulty, but the point must be regarded as doubtful.
• The route from Murair to Dhaid lies for the first part of the way in Wadi-al -Qor.
A hamlet in Wadi Mistal (q.v.), in the Western Hajar district of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A hill or mound in the Barr-al -Qarah tract (q. v.), in Eastern Arabia.
A barren sandy tract in the Kuwait Principality, bounded on the north by Kuwait
Bay, on the east by the sea, on the south by the district of 'Adan, and on the west by the
•Qra'ah is a common noun rather than a proper name ; it is used to denote any tract of land which ha s
been denuded of its natural vegetation. The district adjoining Kuwait Town naturally answers to this descrip
tion ; but the propriety of using Qra'ah in this case as a geographical expression is doubtful.

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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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