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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1566] (645/688)

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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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l 5 ^ .RAU—RAW
A village in Wadi Sabai' {q.v.), in south-western Xajd.
• M™}} . cultiv f te ? tract ' depending entirely upon rain, not far from Shifathah (a v \
in the bhamiyah desert, ''
A village in Jabal Shammar {q .v.).
A large village in Wadi Samad {q.v.), in the Sultanate of 'Oman.
A village in Sadair {q.v.), in Najd.
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar {q.v.), in eastern Arabia.
A date plantation with wells and a few huts of cultivators, in the Masqat District
{q.v.) of the Oman Sultanate.
A small village in Wadi Hanifah, in central Arabia, situated, according to PaWavo,
nroXT of and Mal q a - Th e same authority states that Musailimah, the false
prophet of Najd, was slain in battle here.
RAUDHAH (J abal)—
A detached hill in Trucial 'Oman {q.v.).
A Bedouin camping ground in the interior of Qatar (q.v.), in eastern Arabia.
Some wells, date plantations, and a large qasr, in Qasim {q.v.). The details avail
able regarding this place require confirmation and it seems probable that it is not known
by this name now. Raunkiaer, who traveUed from Zilfi to Buraidah anrl T
Sstence 12 ' aSSertS that 110 did not pass thi3 oasis and that he did not hear of its
A small village with some cultivation in Qasim {q.v.).
( ? .. A ) 1 7„l yi ^or ra i t .£b!; e at UWait Princi P alit y Md the tract of Batih
N &»d to be a village in El,hah District of WSdi Sabai' in eouth-westemmert
A section of the B* 1 " Bu Hasan tribe {q.v.), of the 'Oman Sultanate.
A village in the Barmanah Nahiyah of the Hillah Qadha {q.v.), in 'Iraq.
A tract on the left bank of the Tigris immediately below 'Az&Ijah.

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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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