'Routes in Arabia'  (840/852)
The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 1915. 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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A crook or Ir^ooii; an inlet; ofton usefl
by Bedouins to denote salt-encrusted
ground. This word is generally pro
Diminutive of Khor (q.v.).
Marshes and drying pools when cultivat
ed ; pronounced Chibis.
A shoal or sandbank.
A mountain pass.
Huts of grass, thornB, reeds, or date
A hill, hillock.
A brigade. Amir Liwa, a Brigadier.
A town. Al-Madinah, the burial-place of
A high-peaked and sterned boat used on
the Shatt-al- 'Arab for cargo lightering.
No use at sea.
. A Turkish silver coin worth about three
shillings and four pence.
. An owner, a proprietor.
. Anyone who receives an order: a facto
. An encampment of Bedouins; a block of
dwellings ; in Qasim it denotes a qasr
where a wealthy man lives with his
dependents and slaves.
. A graveyard, cemetery.
. A shoal with soft bottom like those at the
entrance to the Shatt-al-'Arab ; pro
. An anchorage.
. A light plank or reed canoe, covered with
bitumen; much used in the Qurnab
district. Plural Mashdhif.
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This volume contains descriptions of the 'more important of the known routes in Arabia proper' produced by the General Staff in Simla, India. It is divided up as follows:
Part I - Routes in North-Eastern, Eastern, and Southern Arabia.
Part II - Routes in South-Western, Western, and North-Western Arabia.
Part III - Miscellaneous Routes in Mesopotamia.
Appendix A - Information about Routes etc in the Rowanduz District by Abdullah Pasha, Hereditary Chief of Rowanduz and ex-official of the Turkish Government.
Appendix B - Information relating to Navigation etc of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad supplied by our Raftsmen.
The volume contains a Glossary of Arabic Terms used in the route descriptions and a map of Arabia with the routes marked on it.
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- 1 volume (425 folios)
Divided into three sections as outlined in the scope and content.
The file contains a contents page that lists all of the routes included on folios 6-13 and uses the original printed pagination system.
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Condition: A bound, printed volume.
Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Please note that f 424 is housed inside f 425.
Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.
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