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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [‎492] (523/1050)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (523 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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Qifafa, but ths anchorage is bad. The village consists o£ a few small houses and
a fort.— (Bed Sea and Gull of Aden Pilot,
A railway station on the Hejaz Railway, 173 miles from Damascus It has an
altitude of 2,463 feet; contains a station building and one loop siding, and close by, an
old loopholed stone fort, soms 50 ytirds square, covering a large rain-water cistern. The
pilgrim route passes close to the west, and the country round is undulating and bare.
See Ghafir (Wadi Bani)—•
A good anchorage on the east coast of the Gulf of 'Aqabah at of the north end of the
Ked Sea, and nearly 12 miles north-eastward from Has Fartak. {Red Sea and Qulf of
Aden Pilot, 1909 ; Hunter.)
DHABA (J abal)—
A hill situated about 23 miles east-north-eastwards from Mukalla, in Hadhramaufc,
Southern Arabia. It is an isolated, oblong, table-topped hill lying close to the shore,
and is a good landmark for making Mukalla from the eastward.— {Red Sea and Qalf of
Aden Pilot, 1909.)
DHABA' (J abal)—
A small hill in North-western Arabia, situated between the Tayma oasis and the
Hejaz Railway. It lies about .fi^e-and-twenty miles east by north from Qil'at-al-
Muadhdham.—( Huber.)
See 'Oman (Trucial).
DHABAH (A dh)—
A halting place on the caravan route between Yanbo' and Jiddah. According to
native information it is about 35 miles south-east from Yanbo', and consists of a camping
ground with a few huts and a small and indifferent water-supply from wells.
DHABAH (A l B u ) (T ribe)—
See Najaf (Qadha).
See Kharj.
See Dhafrah.
DHABAIYAH (R as-adh)—
See Qatar ; west side of.
A halting place in Aflaj {q.v.). The journey between Badi' and Haddar, which
occupies about 15 hours, is said to be broken generally here. Dhaba'iyah possesses
wells and an abandoned qasr, and marks the division between the hills and the plains.
A vilage in Wadi-al-Miyah [q.v.), in Eastern Arabia.
DHABA'UN (W adi)—
An important tributary of Wadi Samail {q.v.), in 'Oman. It joins Wadi Samail on
the left bank immediately below 'Amqat. Wadi Dhaba'un contains the villages of
Hamim, Thumaid, and Farfarah.

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Volume I of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries A through to J.

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 (523 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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