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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎66v] (137/220)

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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 riv> r in Kurdistan, which takes its rise in the mountains above Avroman
and runs in a south-westerly direction along the Turkish frontier as far as Khani-
qin, where it turns more to the west and enters Turkish territory. It is also
called Sir van, Shirvan, Rohava, and Rakameh.—(GWd ; St. John.)
DIRKA— ^ ; --j
A grazing hamlet of 10 houses of Kurds in a bare side valley above the left bank
of the Keshlaq stream below Senna. The Kirmanshah road crosses a spur
opposite and 150 feet above the village £ mile to the north. Some water from
springs , a few patches of corn and vegetables. The flocks and herd of the villagers
are grazed in the adjacent valley of Shenoh-Muinah. The mountains adjacent
are quite bare of trees.— {Burton.)
DIRU (Avroman Takht)—
• Jt U 1Iage of ll Avroman Takht . between the village of Khanega and the Ab-
i-Sha-Mian.— {Mann.)
This is probably Doru.
-c, A village to the left of the Senna-Sakiz road at 14£ farsakhs from Senna,
hrom Divan Darreh to the frontier of Saral it is 6 farsakhs.— {Customs.)
It is about 46 miles from Senna.— {Morier.)
DOLAB (Javarud)—•
A village of the district of Javarud.—(GWnmen* list)
A village of the district of S&xa).—{Government list.)
'I i i lage °! th ^ dis f ri ' t of ?“ eh - is at 3 i from Benekveh on the
road thence to Kambard and Alut.—(Cwsfoms.)
DULASH (Merivan)—
! t), A Vi i Ia S 0f t ? e “ of M™™. It is at 1 from Vaisseh on
the road, thence to Baiveh.— {Customs.) 011
A village of the district of Saral.— {Government list.)
Probably the same as the following.
(cltomJIT t0 ^ ^ ° f * he Senna ' Sakiz road at 3 /arsaHs from Senna—
DUM (Tribe)—
See tribes of Kurdistan.
DUM AN (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is on the left of fhp "RanaL q j
road at 1 farsakh from Baneh.-^o^ Baneh-Sardasht
DUNIZ (Baneh)—
e feom 8eiranb “ d

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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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