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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOL. III. PART II: L to Z' [‎113v] (231/988)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (490 folios). It was created in 1918. 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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Persian territory number about 0,000 fighting men, of whom aljout two-
thirds are armed with rifles and 1,000 are mounted on horses.
The particulars of the Muhaisin tribe in Persia are given in the following
table :—
• ,
A1 Bu Kflsib,
Failieh, and on the Ma’mOri
canal, also on the right
bank of the Shatt-al- ’Arab
The ruling family be
longs fo this section.
Horth and east shores of
’Abhadan island, especial
ly the tract called Maharzi,
and on the west shore of
the Shatait ; also Munikh
on the left hank of the

In some respects the
most important sec
tion of the Muharsin.
Many live in Turkish
territory beyond the
Shatt-al-’Arab. The
head quarters of
those in P ersian
territory is at Nahr
Siat, 1 mile east of
Muhammareh town.
Hizan, Sirhaniyeh Kimn-
yeh on the right hank of
the Haffar, Farsiyeh on
the left hank of the
Haffar, and Marmareh
on the left bank of the
600 <
Sub-section arej—A1
Bu Khatir, A1 Ba
Jinam, A1 Bu ’Isa,
Miraziyeh, A1 Bu
Suwfidi, and DawS-
lim. There is a local
tradition that the
Hilalat came from
Masqat, where they
were formerly known
as Miraiziq.
A1 Bu Parhan „
Left hank of the Shatt-al-
’Arab, above and below
the Karan estuary.
At ’Aridh on the Abu Jidieh
canal, and on Abbadan
Bait Ghanim
800 '
Baghaniyeh . .
On the east shore of
’Abbadan island, and on
the left bank of the Shatt-
al-’Arab above and be
low the Karun estuary.
A1 Bu Ma’arrif ,
On the west side of ’Abba
dan island.

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The item is Volume III, Part II: L to Z of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (Provisional Edition, 1917, reprinted 1918).

The volume comprises that portion of south-western Persia, which is bounded on the west by the Turco-Persian frontier; on the north and east by a line drawn through the towns of Khaniqin [Khanikin], Isfahan, Yazd, Kirman, and Bandar Abbas; and on the south by 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. .

The gazetteer includes entries on towns, villages, districts, provinces, tribes, forts, dams, shrines, coastal features, islands, rivers, streams, lakes, mountains, passes, and camping grounds. Entries include information on history, geography, climate, population, ethnography, administration, water supply, communications, caravanserais, trade, produce, and agriculture.

Information sources are provided at the end of each gazetteer entry, in the form of an author or source’s surname, italicised and bracketed.

The volume includes an Index Map of Gazetteer and Routes in Persia (folio 491), showing the whole of Persia, with portions of adjacent countries, and indicating the extents of coverage of each volume of the Gazetteer and Routes of Persia , administrative regions and boundaries, hydrology, and major cities and towns.

The volume includes a glossary (folios 423-435); and corrections (Index to the sub-tribes referred to in the Gazetteer of Persia, Volume III, folios 436-488).

Printed by Superintendent Government Printing, India, Calcutta 1918.

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1 volume (490 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 492; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOL. III. PART II: L to Z' [‎113v] (231/988), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/4/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 11 December 2019]

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