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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎58v] (121/220)

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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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104 ' AMI—ARB
by Sharif-ul-Mulk of Senna and Rovansar when Governor of Javanrud in 1896.
The people are camped on the mountains to the east. There is some cultiva
tion round, and a fair supply of water. Wood and grass are abundant.
The village, formerly of 80 houses, is situated^at the base of the mound which
is crowned with the ruins of a fort, facing west to a valley 1£ miles broad which
runs north between the Shefileh and Mamakura mountains, 4 miles to the Lu
sha river. Below the village runs a road to the Zimkan camp of Kaleh Zanjir
from Javanrud, crossing at the valley head, a mile from Amirabad, the low pass
of Ahvara. There, also, a track to Zohab via the Zimkan river crosses the ridge
of Shehleh into the Zimkan valley.
At Ahvara is the Guran frontier line between Kirmanshah territory and
Persian Kurdistan.— (Burton.)
A village of the district of Baneh. It is £ farsakh distant from Sivej.
The three districts of Amirabad, Palingan, and Bilavar which for some time
were considered as one, contained together 35 villages with a population of
4,500 souls. The district is from 8 to 12 farsakhs to the south-east of Senna,
and Bilavar is contiguous to Bala Darbend district of Kirmanshah.
Irrigation from river and spring water. Some of the districts have woods of
oak and ash trees. Produce : grapes, walnuts, wheat, barley, peas and lentils.
Maliat 1,336 tumans. — (H. L. Rabino.)
T. C. Plowden says that Mirabad (Amirabad), together with Ramisht, forms
one of the 16 districts of Kurdistan.
In the Government list of 1905 the villages of Amirabad seem to have
been included in the Javarud district list.
AMIRDAR (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— (Government list.)
ANJIRAN (Merivan)
A village of the district of Merivan. It is 2 farsakhs from Merivan and at
i farsakh from the Turkish frontier, on the Merivan-Badalan frontier. Badalan
is ^ farsakh the other side of the frontier.— (Customs).
A village 2J farsakhs from Senna, to the right of the Merivan-Senna road.
It is between the villages of Sufian and Duveisseh.— (Customs.)
ARAZAN (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
See Kuh-Arbaba.
r k village on the western border of Kurdistan, 4 hours’ march south-west
of Sulaiiuanieh in Turkey on the road to Gulambar.— (Rich.)

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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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