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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [‎526] (557/1050)

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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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A hill on the coast of Biyadh {q. v.)
ground near this hill.
DHALA 'lN ( T ribe)—
/See 'Anizah.
/See Hadd (Ras-al).
/See Qasim.
/See Aden (Protectorate).
/See Hazaim.
/See Sharqlyah; Baldan-al-Hirth division.
See Sadair.
One of the minor valleys descending from Jabal Aja (q.v.) on its west side.
DHALUF (A bu)—•
A village on the north-west coast of the Qatar Promontory, near its tip and 1 or 2
miles south-west of'Ruwais. It is diffic'-ilt of approach from seaward being fronted by a
reef 2J miles broad which is nearly dry at low water. The inhabitants are about 70
families of the Manan'ah tribe owning 20 pearl boats, 5 other sea-going vessels and 10
fishing boats. Their drinking water is from the well of Umm Dha'an, about 1J miles
inland. Camels here number 30.— (Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .)
DHALtJT (A budh)—
See Jauf.
DHALOM (B ohat)—
See 'Oqair (Barr-al).
See 'Ain (Wadi-al).
One of the three principal towns of the Yemen plateau, in south-western Arabia,
which practically mark the eastern boundary of Turkish influence in those territories.
It lies sixty-six miles south by east from Sana'a, on the route between that town and
Aden^ and is situated in a flat plain on a plateau at an altitude of 7,700 feet, the nearest
hill of any size being Haid Hirran, about two miles to the northward. The plain abounds
in water, and produces large quantities of grain. Dhamar has been the scene of much
strife from the time of its capture by the Karmathians in 280 A. H. down to the recent
revolt in Yemen. It is a straggling town of five separate quarters, and though many of
the streets are so narrow that only two or three persons can walk abreast, it occupies a
comparatively large area for the number of its inhabitants. Dhamar has neither gates
nor walls, but it is more or less defended by a series of small, and for the most part
mud-built, forts. Three minarets, of which one is out of the perpendicular having been
struck by a round shot, dominate the town. Many of the houses are fairly well built of
•tone, and contain large rooms, but, generally speaking, the town is in very bad repair,
. Dhalaifain is also the name of a Bedouin Cciinping

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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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