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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎72v] (149/220)

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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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HAIDAR (Saktz) —
A village of the district of Salciz. It is to the right of the Baneh Sakiz
road, the other side of the river, 1 farsakh before reaching Sakiz. —(Customs.)
HAIJOLEH (Baneh) —
A village of the Buin sub-district 'd the Baneh district.—(Customs.)
HAJIJ (Avroman Lihun) —
To the east of the district of Avroman Lihun there is a village named Hajij
in a very picturesque but rugged spot. There is here the tomb of Imamzadeh
Sultan Obeidullah, brother of Imam Riza, and known as Kusseh-Hajij. The
inhabitants of this village wear special clothes and head-gear and are held in
great respect, and were always exempt from tolls and customs due. Beyond
the mountain on the side of which is this village, and on the path leading to
Senna, is a river running down a ravine said to be 40 zars deep. Over this
ravine a small suspended bridge made of vine trees has been thrown, across
which the villagers carry travellers and donkeys. My informant had been over
this bridge but, said he, “once is enough for a life time.”
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is 5J farsakhs from Keileshin which
is on the Banneh-Sakiz road and J farsakh from Mirgenashin, which is on
the frontier of Sardasht.— (Customs.)
A river in the district of Tsfandabad. It has its rise in the mountains of Cha-
harduli. It flows northwards and passes at one farsakh from the village of
Kaslan and is 12 farsakhs east of Senna. From its source to Kaslan the dis
tance is 5 farsakhs, and 6 farsakhs lower down it joins the Tarval river. Its
name was Ajichai, aji in Turki meaning bitter and chai river.
HAJI MUHAMMAD AG A : family of—
This family has given many notable personages to Kurdistan, amongst others
Rustam Beg Mirakhor. The present representative of this family is Haji
Shaikh Muhammad who lives in the village of Semeran and is accounted one
of the great Shaikhs of Kurdistan. He has many sons, amongst others Shaikh
Muhammad Amin; Shari’at Medar.
HAJI PAMBUK (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
HALA (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is at 4f farsakhs from Banekveh
on the road thence to Kanibard and Alut.— (Customs.)
Probably the same as Halabjeh.
A small village in Kurdistan 5 miles south of Baneh, on the road to
Sulaimanieh via Penjvin.— (Gerard.)
A village of the district of Saral.— (Government list.)
It is £ farsakh from Hodjer and 1 from Haladarreh Ulia.— (Customs.)

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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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