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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎68v] (141/220)

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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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GADAMEHGETIR (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— {Government list.)
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is to the left of the road between the
villages of Keileshin and Gorrehdarreh on the Baneh-Sakiz road at 4f farsalchs
from Baneh.— (Customs).
GAHGEUL (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is 2 farsalchs from Merivan on the
road to Sarah— (Customs.)
See tribes of Kurdistan.
GALEH (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan.
the Ab-i-Garran has its rise.
GALGACHAN (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is £ farsahh from Valajir on the
Merivan-Vaisseh road. Probably the same as Gehgechan which is H farsakh
from Merivan and £ a farsakh from Hargeneh on the Turkish frontier on the
road between the two.— (Customs.)
GALIN (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— (Government list.)
GAMILI (Tribe)—
See tribes of Kurdistan.
A village of the district of Baneh. It is to the left of the Banneh-Balekeh
road at farsakhs from Baneh. From here a road leads to Khajjek 2 farsakhs
distant.— (Customs .)
GANDUMBAN— Elev. 5,050'.
Stands in the valley of Gandumban or Kerju, about 2J miles above its junction
with the Kishlaq river, 12 miles below Senna. The valley, though narrow,
is cultivated, and there are some fine groves of poplar and other trees. The
hills are destitute of trees, but there is good grazing. The stream contains
an abundant supply of water. A path from Avroman and Kerju, also from
Senna, goes through the village to the river valley of Kishlaq.—(Rwrtow.)
A village of the district of Saral. —(Government list.)
A river at 16J farsakhs from Senneh and 3J from Merivan, crossed on the
road between these two places. It is bridged by the bridge of Garran.—(Cwsfoms.)
A stream, in western Kurdistan, which runs north and south from the Avroman
hills into the Shir van The road from Merivan to Senna touches it 8 miles
east of the former place.— (Gerard.)
In the mountains behind this village j

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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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