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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [‎525] (556/1050)

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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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See Samawah (Qadha).
See Dawasir (Widyan); Wadi Dawasir sub-district.
DHA'IN (A l)—
A very smaU tribe of non-Bedouin Arabs in Bahrain, said to be descended from an
individual named Dha'in, who was a servant of the Al Bin-'Ali. They have 10 houses
in Muharraq, and one of the quarters of that town is named after them. They are pearl-
fishers by occupation and Maliki Sunnis by leVgion.—{Gazetteer of the Persian Guy.)
DHA'IN (A l)—
A farlq, or quarter, of the town of Muharraq (g.v.), in Bahrain.
DHA'IN (Al) (Tribe)—
See 'Ajman (Tribe).
One of the names of a section of Wadi Tayin (q. in the 'Oman Sultanate.
A tract in the north of the Hamad Desert lying between the Qa'ra Desert and the large
tract known as Shamiyah. It is bounded on the west by the Wadi Hauran, and was
traversed by the old postal route between Damascus and Baghdad. The Wadi-al-
Maisar has its origin in this tract.
BHAKAR (A bu)—
See Tigris; Bghailah-Kut-al-Amarah section.
BHAKAR (B ani ) T ribe)—
See Battash (Bani).
See 'Oman (Trucial).
A village on the east coast of Qatar, situated on a Khor or inlet of the same name about
oO miles north of Bohah, and consisting of about 100 houses of theMahandah tribe. The
people are all pearl-divers, following no other occupation except fishing and owning no
flocks or herds. Fifteen pearl boats and two other sea-going boats of the Mashuwah
type and five fishing boats are owned at Dhakhirah. Transport animals are 10 camels.
Gulf ) 1 18 Lub^aWah, 2 miles to the north-west—{Gazetteer
. A ™ lla g e lyng in the Mahrah district of Hadhramaut, southern Arabia. It is situated
at a d'stanee of 1| mdes from the beach at Khaisaib (7. v.), and on the eastern side of a
uT f T 06 ? lfc f ld the villa g e of Kadifut. Each of these villages con-
tarns about 300 mhabita,nts, besides several wells of good water by the help of which the
adjacent lands are to a limited extent cultivated. There are two small salt-water lakes
0/ Aden PUot,'190^) natlVea ^
settI ® raent T f 1 . Ye men apparently constituting one of the halting-places on the
Yemen-Hajj route. It is said to be nearly 90 miles north by west from Sana 'a.

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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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