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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer, Part II: Geographical and descriptive materials, Section II: Western Side of the Gulf' [‎56v] (112/280)

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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portion in 1863 acknowledged Wahabi influence; greater number were regard
ed as infidels. Colour dusky verging on black. Eloquent, savage but not bar
barous ; good natured, but impudent and predatory. Their flocks of goats can
(Palgrave) pass 4 or 5 days without watering. Many of A1 Morrah actually
inhabit the Dahna desert taking advantage of the oases. More numerous and
widely distributed than Manasir, but less pugnacious. They visit Katar and
Oman, sometimes for trade and sometimes for plunder. Douglas gives their
number as 3,000 and fighting strength as 500 : he says their Chiefs receive
Turkish allowances.
MOWAH (JEBEL).—Hill near coast at bottom of Gulf of Bahrein.
MUHAMMAD (AL).—Section of Beni Hajir, connected and friendly
with Ejman. Habitat near Katif.
MUSALLAM (AL).—Tribe in Katar.
MUZARIYA.—Tribe occasionally visiting Chief of Bahrein for sake of
presents. Habitat not indicated. Can these be identical with tribe of similar
name in Oman and territory of Truoial Chiefs ?
NAAIJAH.—Place whehce water-supply of Bidaa is derived, variously
stated to be at 15 minutes and 3 miles distance from the town. Must be held
by garrison if intending to retain possession of Bidaa.
NAHUNE.—One of Arab tribes inhabitiug Bidaa (1856). Are Naim
meant ?
NATJAH.—Port of Jasim in Katar where there are Bedouins. Can this be
same as Naaijah above ?
NAIM.—Bedouin tribe in Katar who grazed their cattle on pastures
surrounding Zubara in 1873: 60 or 70 of them have a hereditary attach
ment to Bahrein Chief. Is this a branch of great Naim tribe in Oman and
territory of Trucial Chiefs ? Gulf Pilot says they occupy the country between
Ojair and Katar, are not unfriendly to strangers and are reported the most
powerful tribe of the Katar peninsula.
NAJHAN.—See Katar.
NASAIMEER.—Place in Katar or inland from it.
OBEYJA.—Place between which and Odaid the Turks, in 1879, forbade
any new settlements to be established.
BIYAT.—Small village with several towers on coast about 2 miles north
of Euairit.
RUBEIJA.—Village on west coast of Katar, 2 miles south of Eas
Ashiraj. Inhabited before 1856 by about 150 Utoobees.
RUWEIS.—Small town on north-west coast of Katar, 2j miles south of
Eas Eakkin. Has many boats which anchor inside thereof; also a fort
with 4 towers, first object visible when making land from north. Before 1856
it had about 100 A1 Bu Kuwara and Utoohee inhabitants.
SAKIK.—Halting place on western route from Bereymi to Hasa with
sweet springs and some wood. Lies a little south-west of Katar Peninsula.
SALATAH.—Tribe who removed from Katar to Bahrein in 1889 on
account of their treatment by Jasim, Chief of Katar.
SALWA—Halting place on eastern route from Bereymi to Hasa somewhat
west of Katar Peninsula. Is it near bay of same name ?
SALWA (DUHAT).—Bay, forming south end of Gulf of Bahrein.
SAMAISMA.—Place near Khor Shajij, 8 miles from Biddaa. Jasim wish
ed, or pretended he wished, to settle herein 1883.
SEHALEEYA.—Place about 1J hours* distance from Bidaa southwards.
SHAKAB.—Port (?) between Bidaa and Wajbah.
SADEH.—Tribe who in 1873 owned 5 boats and removed from Ruweis
to Zubara.
SAHOOL —Branch of Beni Hajir tribe.
SAMEYTEE (AL BU)—Name of a tribe. No particulars.

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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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