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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎79v] (163/220)

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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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A village of the district of Saral.— (Government list.)
A village | jarsakh to the right of the Senna-Sakiz road at 18J farsakhs
from Senna.— (Customs.)
KANIMIRAN (Merivan)—
A village at J farsakh from Assadabad towards Siv-Sufla. Assadabad is
on the Merivan-Penjvin road. Kanimiran belongs to Zafar-ul-Mnlk, and is
farsakhs from Eskul.— (Customs.)
A village of the district of Hubitn.—(Government list.)
KANI-MUSHKAN (Family of Shaikhs)—
. ^he founder of this family is a certain Shaikh Muhammad who came from the
village of Kiran in Syria and settled in the village of Kani-Mushkan.
Shaikh Husain, who in 1309 A. H. was said to be over 100 years old, was
descended as follows from Shaikh Muhammad : Shaikh Husain Ibn Ahmad,
Ibn Gassen, Ibn Shams-nd-Din, Ibn Muhammad, Ibn Shams-ed-din, Ibn Shaikh
The present representatives of this family are the sons of Shaikh Husain,
amongst others Shaikh ’Ali and Rais-ul-Mashayekh, and Shaikh Muhammad
Naib-ul-Shar’, son of Shaikh Kerim, nephew of Shaikh Husain.
KANINAU (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is to the right of the Baneh-Sakiz
road at farsakhs from Baneh. It is U farsakhs from Havarikhur and
£ from Benekveh on the road between the two.—(Custom#.;
KANIPAN (Eilak)—
A village of the district of Eilak.
A pleasant spot and a spring on Kuh-Avidar near Senna.
KANJSANAN (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is f farsakh from Vaisseh on the
road thence to Baiveh.— (Customs.) Proprietor Mahmud Khan.
KANISARD (Turkey)—
A village of the Turkish district of Shellir. It is at 31 farsakhs from Merivan
and h from Taratuleh on the Merivan-Baneh road.—(Custom,-.)
A pleasant spot on Kuh-Avidar near Senna.
A village of the district of Hubitu.—(Coremmemf list.)
KANISUR (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh.
| farsakh from Nuijgah on the road
KAPAK (Saral)—
It is at 1J farsakhs from Sadbar and
between the two.—(C?zstoms.)

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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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