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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎94r] (192/220)

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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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SAKIZ (Sakiz)—
A town, chief place of the Sakiz district. See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
A village in Kurdistan about 29 miles north-west of Kirmanshah. It is
situated at the foot of some low hills overlooking the valley of the Kara-Su. It
contains about 12 houses inhabited by Kurds, Sunnis. Water from a stream ;
a few trees, some cultivation, and good grazing; supplies: 50 cows, 150
sheep and goats.— {Vaughan.)
SALASSI (Mebivan)—-
A village of the district of Merivan. It is £ farsalch from Merivan on the road
thence to Badalan in Turkey.— {Customs.)
A village of the district of Eilak ; 200 houses. It is 11 farsaJchs from Senna
and as many from Kergabad.— {Mann.)
This family is descended from a certain Shaikh Rish whose tomb in the village
of Naisser, one farsakh from Senna, is a place of pilgrimage. The tomb of
Mulla Ibrahim of the same family, who is buried at Salavatabad, is also a place
of pilgrimage.
A village of the district of Baneh. It is T| farsakh from Sadbar, £ from
Nuijgah, 2 from Bikesh, and J from Bilu.— [Customs.)
A village 8 miles south of Sakiz in Kurdistan, on the road to Kirmanshah.
This is perhaps Sahib.
A village of the district of Baneh. It is to the left of the Raneh-Tajvan
road at If farsakhs from Baneh.— {Customs.)
A village of the district of Baneh. It is on the road from Baneh to Tajvan
at If farsakhs from Baneh.— {Customs.)
A village in Kurdistan about 32 miles south of Senna situated high up on
the south-eastern slope of the Kuh-Hashtah. It contains about 40 houses inha
bited by Sunnis; the aspect is bare, as the gardens, trees, and cultivation belonging
to it are situated in the various valleys on the mountain. It is the residence
of Chiragh ’Ali Khan, the son of Haidar ’Ali Khan of the Kuliai tribe of Kurds,
who has a fair sized house in the place : he is about 23 years of age, and has a
brother living with him. Supplies : 1,000 sheep and goats, a few cows and
donkeys, and 30 to 40 horses. Firewood is not procurable; good grazing in the
spring and summer; water from a stream.— {Vaughan.)
On the south side of the Hashtah mountain, Kirmanshah, on one of the lower
slopes. Round are a few trees and patches of cultivation. A number of springs

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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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