AJAIRĀWĪYAH
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العجيراويّه

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Also known as Quarantine Island, a long narrow island in the Shatt-al-'Arab beginning about two miles below the British Consulate at Basrah and ending at 10½ miles below the same place; its length is thus 8½ miles, while its breadth, which is fairly uniform, is on the average about ¼ of a mile only. 'Ajairāwīyah is divided from the left bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab by a channel called Sālhiyah صالحيّه, which is navigable by launches, lighters and boats at high tide, and by the main stream from the right bank of the ri…

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“AJAIRĀWĪYAH”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040020>
First published online: 2015



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