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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎85r] (174/220)

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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 black rocky peak on the south side of the Gav-rud river, which there forms
the boundary between Kirmanshah and Kurdistan, south-east of Kaleh, where
the Kanduleh-Senna road crosses the river. It presents a knife edge east and
west, and is flat to north and south.— {Burton.)
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
A high range of mountain , about 10,000 feet, in Kurdistan to the south-east
of Senna.— {Gerard.) v
The local name for a portion of the Zagros enclosing the valley of Cham- *
Garran situated on the western side of the Garran pass in Western Kurdistan.—
It is 12 farsakhs west of Senna. Oak, gall-nut t;ee, and myiobalan are p’en-
tiful here. Also called Kuh-Cham-i-Garran.
In the district of Merivan. Seen on the Merivan-Senna road opposite
the village of Almaneh-
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
A mountain in the district of Khurkhureh. It has much water and pastures.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
KUHMAMU (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is 1 farsalch to the left of Gendumban
which is on the road from Baneh to Balakeh.— {Customs.)
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
A jagged and lofty mountain visible at a great distance to the east from the
Mian-Sar pass above the Gav-rud, Persian Kurdistan. Its topmost peaks
in profile present a curious likeness to the tips of the fingers of a human hand :
hence the name —(Rwrfow.)
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
A mountain in the district of Avroman. It starts at the village of Jarbujeh
arid ends at Bahramabad, and is well wooded,

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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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