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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [‎645] (694/1050)

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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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GrHANADHAH ( Khor-al)—
See (Abu) Dhabi (Principality).
GHANAIM (Jabal)—
A mountain to the south-east of Tayma, north-western Arabia. According to
Doughty it runs north-north-east and the opposite direction, and its northern end lies
within five miles of the Tayma oasis. It constitutes a well-known landmark for travel
lers on the Hail route near Tayma.— (Doughty, 1877-8 ; Huber, 1844.)
One of the sections of the Saluba tribe {q. v.).
GHANAM (Bir-al)—
A well in north-wesern Arabia, situated on the Syrian Hajj route near Al-'Ali, whero
there are reputed to be monuments and ruins. Bir-al-Ghanam marks the southern
limit of Al-Hajar, and also of the dirah of the Fuqarah.— {Doughty,)
GHANAM (Bir-al)—
See (Wadi) Fatimah.
GHANAM (Jatt-al)—•
A bare stretch of heavy sand in the Habl {q. v.) tract of the Hasa district.
An island off the western coast of the Ruus-al-Jibal district of the 'Oman Sultanate
near its northern extremity: it is separated from the mainland by Khor Quwai. Its
length north and south 2|- miles, its breadth | of a mile ; low in the north it rises to
600 feet in the southern part, and the shore at nearly all points is precipitious. Jazlrat-
al-Ghanam is totally barren and devoid of water ; but the people of Kumzar, to whom it
belongs, send goats here for grazing after vain.—{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. ,)
GHANANlM (T ribe)—
See 'Ataibah, Roqah division.
See Habus (tribe).
See Dawasir tribe j ? Ammar sub-division of the Al Hasan.
A tract in the Rahabah Nahiyah of the Najaf Qadha {q. v.).
GHANIM (Al) (Tribe)—
See 'Ali (Al Bin),
GHANIM (Al Bin)—
A prominent family of the Baharinah {q. v,) tribe.
GHANIM (Al (Bu)—
A section of the Mas'ud tribe {q, v.),
GHANIM (Bait)—
See Muhaisin. ♦
GHANIMAH (B alad)—
See Do'an (Wadi).
GHANlMEH (A l Bu)^-
See Saleh (Bani).

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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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