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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎57v] (119/220)

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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 village of the Saral district.— {Government list.)
AGHIJEH (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is J farsalch distant from Barderesheh
in the direction of Shah Kaleh.
A village £ farsakh distant from Abbarik and 1 farsaJch from Karataureh.
— {Custoyns.)
AGHZIAN (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu. {Government list.)
A peak in the Avroman range of Kurdistan seen due south of Barudar
which lies 30 miles north-east of Senna.— {Gerard.) Probably Avihang.
A village of the district of Hubitu. {Government list.)
AHMADABAD (1) (Kalatarzan)
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— {Government list.)
A village at llfarsakhs to the right of the Senna-Sakiz road at 9 farsaJchs
from Senna.— {Customs.) Probably the same as (1).
AHMADABAD (3) (Baneh)—
A village near Baneh, Persian Kurdistan, on the road from Senna to,
oulaimanieh.— {Rich, 1820.)
A village | farsakh to the left of the Senna-Sakiz road at 18 farsakhs from
Senna. From here to the frontier of Afshar it is 4 farsakhs.
A place on the Perso-Turkish frontier, distant 13 hours from Gulumbar on
the road to Sulaimanieh, Turkey— {Rich.)
See tribes of Kurdistan.
A village on the right bank of the river Jighatu at £ farsakh from the Senna-
Sakiz road.— {Customs.)
A village to the left of the Senna-Sakiz road at 6 farsakhs from Senna.—
ALAYA (Turkey)—
A village on the western border of Kurdistan. It is on the Sheomakai road,
about 20 miles south-west of Penjvin, on the road to Sulaimanieh.— {Gerard.)

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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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