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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOL. III.' [‎14v] (33/982)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (487 folios). It was created in 1910. 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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Lat. 29° 48' N, Long. 50° 23' E. Elev.
A village in the LIravi district of Fars, 15 miles south-east of Bandar
Dilam. It contains 40 houses of Lurs and mixed tribes, and obtains its
water-supply from wells. Bui Fath appear to be the most correct name.—
(Foreign Dept. Gazetteer, 1905.)
ABU TAYlL— Lat. 29° 12' N. Long. 51° 9' E. Elev.
A village in the Dashtistan district of Fars, 5 miles north-north-west
of Ohah Kutah. It contains 30 houses of Damukh (Dawasir) Arabs
who are Sunnis and speak Arabic as well as Persian. The cultivation
comprises dates, tobacco, water-melons, wheat and barley. The village
is under Busbire in the jurisdiction of the Shaikh of Chah Kutah. There
are 30 horses, 200 donkeys, 150 cattle and 600 sheep and goats.— (Persian
Gulf Gazetteer, 1908.)
ADA KHAN— Lat. Long. Elev.
A village in Fars, situated in a plain sparsely dotted with villages, which
is visible from the summit of a ridge, 40 miles from Shiraz on the road to
Ahwaz, and near Tang-i-Rudian.— (Rivadeneyra.)
A tribe of the Tihran group of Luristan (q. u.).
AF ARAB AD— Lat. 30° 27' N. Long. 56° 53' E. Elev. 5,520'.
A large village, 15 miles north-west of Kirman, on the road to Yazd, via
Zarand. Supplies are procurable in considerable quantities.— (Sykes, 1894.)
A stream 23 miles south-west of Khurramabad crossed by the road from
Dizful. (Report of a Journey through the Bakhtidri Country to Shushtar .—
A tribe of Persians who are spread over Kirman, Fars, Luristan, and Khu-
zistan, and round the lake of Urumieh. No good account of them is available.
They are said to be of Turkish origin and to speak a dialect of that language.
Morier says their two principal branches 'are Shamlu and Karklu, and
they number 20,000 families. They principally reside in towns and are
to be found in great numbers at Ab-i-Vard, the birthplace of Nadir Shah,
who was of the Karklu branch of this tribe, and at Kalat, the place so care
fully peopled and strengthened by that conqueror. The Afshars are looked
on with great suspicion by the present dynasty of Persia. They were
one of the seven Turkish tribes to whom Shah Isma’il Safavi owed
much of his success, and to whom, in consequence, he gave the name of
Kizil Bash. Napier adds that Shah Isma’il Safavi, who brought the clan
from Azarbaijan, whither they had emigrated in the track of Tartar traders
from the banks of the Jaxartes, settled there in the open valley of the
Qibqan, in which are the hamlets of Darband and Qibqan, the first village
in the state of Darreh Gaz.

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The item is Volume III of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (1910 edition).

The volume comprises that portion of south-western Persia, which is bounded on the west by the Turco-Persian frontier; on the north and east by a line drawn through the towns of Khaniqin [Khanikin], Isfahan, Yazd, Kirman, and Bandar Abbas; and on the south by the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .

The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.

Information sources are provided at the end of each gazetteer entry, in the form of an author or source’s surname, italicised and bracketed.

The volume contains an index map, dated July 1909, on folio 488.

The volume also contains a glossary (folios 481-486).

Compiled in the Division of the Chief of the General Staff, Army Headquarters, India.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, India.

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1 volume (487 folios)
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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 489; 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. Pagination: the volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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