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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎26v] (57/220)

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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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Then we still have the following details for the Merivan portion of the road
from Merivan to Senna :—
Farsakhs. Merivan.
£ Mussik on the road . *.
1 Hasanabad on the road.
1J Astaxabad. Between Hasanabad and Astarabad to the right is Jijikan.
Opposite Astarabad at t farsakh to the right is Gauz-Kureh. At
one farsakh from Astarabad and one farsakh from Vulinan on the
right is Neshkaj. At | farsakh on the right of Ne hkaj is Gul Yunjeh
2 Vulinan.
2£ Bagh-Khan.
Then comes Gardaneh Garran 1 farsakh in length. Before reaching
the pass to the left near Bagh Khan is Balker.
Shaikh-Attar the other side of the pass. To the left of Shaikh Attar is Hasan
Kareh. To the right at 1 farsakh from Bagh Khan and 1 farsakh
from Shaikh Attar is Bardehsafid and between Shaikh Attar and
Bardehsafid passes the Merivan-Kumassi (or Koravaz) frontier.
3* Yelileh on the right Siver.
4 Shaikh-Sharbati; at £ farsakh to the left Katavon.
4| Janavereh.
61 Kakuzekria.
64 Merivan-Kalatarzan frontier.
: Merivan to Harganeh {Turkey).
Farsakhs. Merivan.
14 Gehgechan or Galgachan.
2 Hargeneh on the Turkish frontier.
Prof. Dr. Oskar Mann of the Royal Berlin Library, who was travelling in
Kurdistan in 1902 to obtain material for a scientific study and grammatical
classification of the various Kurdi h dialects, kindly communicated to me the
following notes on his journey in Kurdistan.
He estimated that he covered one farsakh in one hour and a halt

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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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