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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎21r] (46/220)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (106 folios). It was created in 1911. 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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Merivan to Baneh.
Nachi on the road. At 1 farsakh to the right of Nachi, Bilek.
Mirabad on the road.
Khav on the road. At J farsakh on the left of Khav, Khanum-Kuhneh.
Khaluzeh on the left. On the right at 1 farsakh Mirgehdrij.
Gardaneh Milek ; frontier.
Kanisard on the right Turkish district of Shellir.
Baneh to Merivan.
The mountain of Kataru is crossed ; then at 2 farsakhs from that mountain
one reaches Vinneh in Turkish territory, then after 3 farsakhs Khaluzeh m the
district of Merivan. At 1 £ farsakhs distance one passes Khav on the right and Ohalav
on the left and Mirabad is 1 farsakh further. From Mirabad to Merivan it is
U farsakhs and one sees the following villages Barderesheh m the mountains to
the right at 2 farsakhs from the road, Yangijeh in the mountains to the right,
Siv to the left in the mountains, Pirrehsafa to the right in the mountains, Darreh-
Tifi also to the right in the mountains, Kanisanan to the right, Nei to the right
and Kulan to the left. At \ farsakh from Mirabad to the left is Korora.
This district is about 24 farsakhs o the north-west of Senna. It is a mount-
Sakiz (District). tainous district south-west of the SamKaleh district.
It has one large village or small town and 360 villages.
The inhabitants are more orderly and civilized than those of other parts of
Kurdistan and dress like the people of Senna. They are Shafi s of the Tankeh
Pir Silsiieh Nakshbandi sect, the chiefs of which live at Sulaimameh. hor 1879
according to the census made then the population numbered 34,024 sou s.
The Asl Maliat is 6,305 tumans, but the deputy governor is said to pay the
governor of Kurdistan from 14,000 to 17,000 tumans for his post.
The fields are watered by water from springs or streams. The Jighatu flows
through the district.
There is spring and autumn cultivation : wheat, barley, peas, lenti s Indian
corn, millet, cotton, melons and water melons, and tobacco (tutun)m great quantity
are grown. A considerable anrunt of tobacco is exported to Tehran, Azarbai-
jan, and Zinjan. Sakiz is famous for its honey. Fruit-gardens are numerous.
The capital of this dist ict is Sakiz-—
' Lat .. .. 36° 14'. •
Sakiz (town). Long. .. •• 46° 21'.
Elevation . • 5,075 feet.
It is on the road from Tabriz to Senna some 30 miles s ,nth west of Sain
Kaleh and 71 sou h-east of Sujbulak, on the left of a long low spur overhanging
the left bank of the Sakiz stream, a tributary of the Jighatu.

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Confidential report compiled by Hyacinth Louis Rabino. The report was printed in Simla at the Government Monotype Press, 1911.

The report is divided into three parts (I-III), as follows:

Part I: Geographical and Commercial Notes (folios 6-39) with sections on the province of Kurdistan (including information on cultivation, population, revenue, roads, imports/exports, and the capital, Senna), its tribes (including statistics on population, land, and residences), rivers, and mountains, and appendices comprised of government lists of villages.

Part II: History (folios 40-54) with a chart showing the Valis and Provincial Governors of Kurdistan for the years 1169-1905 (folio 41).

Part III: Gazetteer of Kurdistan (folios 55-104) arranged alphabetically.

At the back of the volume is a glossary (folios 105-06) including notes on the weights used in Kurdistan.

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1 volume (106 folios)

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (f 5) which refers to the volume's original pagination.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 108; 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.

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