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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1558] (637/688)

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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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1558 EAK—BAM
A section of the settled 'Awamir tribe (g. v.), of 'Oman Proper.
RAKHI (W adi)—
Iln J? ne . 0f . th f ma 7 of which the heads are in the high plateau of Haibal Oabrain
and which dram towards the main Hadhramaut valley. The curious feature of most S
these valleys is the sudden and rapid descent into them. Thev look as if tW w ?
cut out of the platoau like slices oot of a cak,. In the vaSeys^ti'llS's ^
i le slope and most of the valley heads, with the exception of Wadi Adim are of k
nearly uniform height with the main valley. Their sides are walls of rock e'aten awav
as it were out of the plateau, and roughly 1,000 feet high. y
One of the Smjarah clans of the southern Shammar tribe [q.v.). It is also the name
this clan in Aqdah ' Jabal ,Aja ' 80 Called because the inhabitants of it belong to
One of the quarters of the town of Hail the Shammar capital, is called Rakhis.
A clump of large trees in Trucial 'Oman, situated between Muwaih Arnab and B„1
Huwa.! on tho ronto between Abu Dhabi and the Baraimi oasi 3 ,-(Cox, May a^June,
RAKHMIT (W adi)—
A small valley on the coast of Hadhramaut, southern Arabia, between Raidah and
Musama ah, and about 50 miles westward from Saihut. {Bent.)
0f S0Uthern Arabia ' SitUated beWe6n E5S
A village in tho Dhufar district (q.v.), of southern Arabia.
RAKI (A r )—
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q.v.), in eastern Arabia.
A hamlet in Wadi Maih {q.v.), in the Masqat district of the 'Oman Sultanate
RAKL {Island)—
See Farasan (Islands and Bank); bank, western side.
A camping ground in the Abu Dhabi Principality {q.v.), in Trucial 'Oman.
RAKUB (W adi)—
A tributary of Wadi-ar-Rummah {q.v.).
A subdivision of the Na'im tribe {q.v.), of Bahrain and Qatar.
One of the Ghafiri tribes of the 'Oman Sultanate {q.v.).
RAMAH ('A in-ar)—
A village in Wadi Fara' {q.v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman.

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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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