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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎97r] (198/220)

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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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Bhaini contains 200 houses : the inhabitants are Kurds owning over 2,000
sheep and goats, also cattle : supplies are plentiful: wood from the ravine
above the village : room for camping on the pain below: the crops are cut
during July.— (Burton.)
A high precipitous hill in Ardalan, 8 miles south of Senna between it and
Kirmanshah.— (Taylor.)
A road which runs direct between Kirmanshah and Sulaimanieh.— (Rich.)
A village in Kurdistan situated on the left bank of the Gav-rud on the northern
slopes of the Kuh Khakil; extensive crops and a considerable amount of trees
close by. Water plentiful from the river and from a stream; good grazing;
•supplies: 500 sheep and gonts.—(Vaughan.)
A branch of the Burakai tribe.
See Tribes of Kurdistan.
A village 1 farsahh to the right of^the Senna-Sakiz road at 20f farsakh
from Senna.— (Customs.)
See Tribes of Kurdistan.
SHARIFABAD (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
SHAVANI (Eilak)—
A village of the district of Eilak.
A village of 100 houses of Kurds in the valley of the same name, 5 miles
above the junction of the valley with the Gav-rud. The Senna-Kirmanshah
road joins and traverses the valley 2 or 3 miles below the village. The water-
supply is abundant ; grazing very good. The village surrounded by trees
and cultivation. Large numbers of cattle and sheep are owned ; adjacent lies
the village of Minnah. The valley is also called Shenuh-Minnah.— (Burton.)
See Ab-i-Kishlaq and Ab-i-Shirvan.
A village of the district of Hubitu.—(Government list.)
STAHDAR (Sakiz)—
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is between the villages of Keileshin
and Vazmaleh at 1 farsakh from the former and | farsakh from the latter
on the road from Keileshin to Mirgenashin.—(Cnstoras.)

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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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