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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [‎632] (675/1050)

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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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Bee Jizi (Wadi-al).
See Shamailiyah.
A hamlet, consisting of 15 houses of Shabul, on the left bank of Wadi Hansi, at
a distance of 7 miles from its mouth. Wadi Hansi is a tributary of Wadi-al-Jizi {q. v.),
in the western Hajar district of the Sultanate of 'Oman.
See Liwa (Sub-Vilayet).
See Liwa (Sub*Vilayet).
FURN (B ani 'A li-al)—
See Harb. So-called after the name of the Shaikh's family who is chief of the Banl
'Ali.— {Doughty.)
A sub-section of the great Arab tribe called Harb (g.v.); the ruling family of the
whole Masruh division belong to this sub-section of the Kharashif.
An Arab village, built of mud and reeds, about 12 hours south-west from Qal'at Salih.
A camping place in Hadhramaut one mile westward from A1 Qatan. It is situated
in the main Hadhramaut valley at an elevation of 1,267 feet, and consists of a group of
palm trees, on the edge of a well-cultivated ground, and contains a well of brackish
water.— {Bent, 1893-94.)
Appears to be A1 Fard of Hirsel, in Wadi Do'an {q.v.)>
FUTAISAT (T ribe)—
See 'Oman (Sultanate); Ghafiri tribes.
See Saih.
See Qasim.
A village on the east side of the Qatar promontory about 10 miles from its northern
extremity. Immediately to the north of it is a hill called Jabal-al-Fuwairat, saparat-
ing it from the site of the now deserted village of Ghariyah which is also on the coa^t;
according to another account, however, the Jabal is merely a vertical cliff 30 feet high,
against the foot of which the sea breaks. The village is surrounded by towers, but it
is not continuously walled and there are no gates. The houses upon the circumference
of the village are substantially built of stone and mud. The population of Fuwairat
consists of about 100 houses of the A1 Bu Kuwarah tribe and 50 of Kiblsah : these
communities are divided from one another by a well-marked street and form
a southern and a northern quarter respectively. The people live chiefly by pearl diving,
but they also own some 20 horses, 100 camels, 60 donkeys and 80 cattle. About 35
pearl boats, 9 other sea-going vessels, and 12 fishing boats belong to the place. There
are no s ops. ndifferent water is obtained from the Zarka well, 1 mile west of the
village, and good water from the wells of Filihah, and 'Ain Sanan distant 2 and 4 miles

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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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