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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer, Part II: Geographical and descriptive materials, Section II: Western Side of the Gulf' [‎54v] (108/280)

The record is made up of 1 volume (138 folios). It was created in 1904. 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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way up and rope ladder, to protect grazing grounds and a few larger fortifications.
Fixed inhabitants generally too busy to be warlike. Climate remarkably dry
and loses all humidity a few miles inland. Soil poor, gravel and marl mixed
with sand : here and there wells are sunk ; gardens small and unproductive;
no fields or date-groves worthy of name. Coast unhealthy. Inland south of
Bidaa are pebbly upland tracts without trees; women there fetch water from
distant wells and there are flocks of goats resembling sheep. Gaskin. (BK)3)
says inhabitants of Katar belong to numerous small tribes; practically all
are pearl fishers and have hitherto been financed by Chief of Katar.
KHOR (1),—Pearl-fishing place financed in 1887, along with Bidaa and
Puairit, by Chief of Katar. Is this same as following ?
KHOR (2).—A northern village of Katar evacuated by order of Chief of
Katar but again reoccupied by his permission in 1889.
KOBAISAT.—Tribe at Wakra, connected with Abu Dhabi. Are these
same as Kubaisat in sub-section A ?
KOHISA.—Tribe. Same as Chibisa above ?
KUFARIYA.—Bay on coast in direction of Odaid to which Chief of
Katar despatched, or meant to despatch, by boat in 1889, provisions lor his
expedition against Abu Dhabi.
KUTVARA (AL BU).—Tribe some of whom, disliking Turkish Govern
ment or from some other cause, removed from Bidaa to Puairit. Are these
the same who had a fray with Beni Hajir in 1874 ?
LUSAIL.—Bay some miles north of Bidaa where Jasim, Chief of Katar,
was found to have settled with small following of a few families in 1903.
MAADEEK.—Tribe (of Bedouins?) owing allegiance to Jasim, Chief of
Katar, in 1887.
MAADHEED or MAAZEED.—Section (of Beni Hajir tribe?) subject to
Jasim, Chief of Katar.
MAHANIDAH.—Tribe, some of whom joined in great Katar raid of
1883-9, on Abu Dhabi. Is this same as Mehanedah below ?
MAKHAZZABAH.—Section of Beni Hajir, inimical to A1 Muhammad
tribe, but friendly and connected with A1 Morrah. Habitat Katar (including
Bidaa), also between Ojair and Hassa.
MAKHDHOOBEE.—Tribe from political connection with whom Jasim,
Chief of Katar, professed in 1887 to have severed himself.
MAKHDHEYYAH.—Tribe who raided Abu Dhabi territory about 1855.
MAHZEEYAH.—Section of Beni Hajir.
MAKHAZZAH.—Section of Beni Hajir against whom Jasim, Chief
of Katar, professed enmity in 1888.
MANAMANEH.—Tribe, owning 8 boats, which moved from Aboo Zuroof
to Zubara in 1873.
MASALLATAH.—Tribe, some of whom joined in great Katar raid of
1888-9 on Abu Dhabi territory.
MAT AIR.—Branch of Beni Hajir tribe..
MAURAIR —Fort adjoining Zubara. Is this same as Moreyr below ?
MEESHEYREE B.—Water place nearer to Bidaa town than Naaiiah but
water is brackish and scanty.
MEHANEDA—Tribe occupying Khor Shajij.
MERREKH.—Place south of Kasaimeer.
MISEMIR orMEESEYMEER.—Place where there is water, 2 hours’ dis
tance from Bidaa, between Bidaa and Wakra.
MOREYR.—Place with laige fort, situated on slightly risin c, ‘ ^round
about li miles inland, between Zubara and Fariha.
MORRAH (AL).—The most savage looking of all the Bedouins encoun
tered by I algrave , their hair elf-locks, their dress rags, their complexion o'rime
Dialect an ancient form of Arabic. Widely spread tribe, of whom only small

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The volume, marked confidential, is 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. Gazetteer, Part II: Geographical and descriptive materials, Section II: Western Side of the Gulf , compiled by John Gordon Lorimer, and includes the printing statement 'G. C. Press, Simla - No. C-912 F. D. - 17.11.04 - 30 - J. D.'. The volume begins with notes from the author, dated 14 November 1904, and is then divided into five subsections, as follows:

A - Trucial Chiefs' Territory

B - Katar [Qatar]

C - Bahrein [Bahrain]

D - Hasa

E - Koweit [Kuwait]

Each subsection, organised alphabetically by name, contains a variety of geographical information, including towns and villages, districts, physical geography, tribes and tribal sub-sections, wells, and forts.

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1 volume (138 folios)

A list of contents is given on the front cover and folio 3, with reference to the original pagination. Each sub-section is ordered alphabetically.

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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 140; 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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