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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [‎788] (843/1050)

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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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been inhabited. The surface is white from guano deposit.— (Red Sea and Qui} oJ Adan
Pilot, 1909.)
See Kuria Muria Islands.
HASLAH (J abal)—
A small, isolated hill in Najd, Central Arabia. It is situated in the south-east of the
Jabal Shammar district near the borders of Qasim, and at a distance of nearly 60 miles
west-south-west from Buraidah.— (Hunter's Map of Arabia.)
HASLAM (W adi)—
A watercourse in northern Hejaz draining into the Red Sea almost midway between
Muwailah and Al-Wajj.— (Hunter's Map of Arabia.)
HASNAH (A l ) (T ribe)—
See 'Ajman (Tribe).
HASNI (N iqa)—
See Dabaisi.
HASRlT (T ribe)—
See 'Oman (Sultanate); Ghafiri tribes.
HASS (J abal-al)
See Hasa (Al) (District).
HASSAN (T ribe)—
See Ka'ab.
A section of the Al Zaiyad, one of the rural tribes of 'Iraq (q. v.),
HASSAN (A l B u ) (T ribe)—
See 'Iraq.
HASSAN (H or A l B u)—
See Samawah (Qadha).
A village on the west coast of the Qatar promontory about 10 miles from its northern
extremity. It is frequently spoken of simply as " Khuwair " in contradistinction to
44 Khor " i. e., Khor Shaqlq on c the oppoiste side of the pronontory. Khuwair possesses a
tribal fort in a good state of repair and is inhabited by about 80 families of the Kibisah
tribe, who live solely by pearl diving and fishing ; they have 20 pearl boats, 5 fishing
boats and 20 camels, but no other resources of any sort. Drinking water is fetched
from Thaghab, about 3 miles to the south-east. A small islet off Khuwair Hxasan is
known as Jazirat-al-Khuwair.
HASSAN (N tjsf A l Bu)—
See Samawah (Kadha).
See Samail (Wadi).
HASSID (W adi-al)—
One of the numerous small watercourses near Khaibar, in western Najd. In this valley
are the ruins of a great dam built in steps. In spite of the lower stones being very large,
they have nevertheless been washed out of place by the torrents fro n the winter rains.
There are sluices in the upper courses for irrigation purposes. The dam head is wide
enough for two horsemen to pass each other.—(Doughty,)

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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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