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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎74r] (152/220)

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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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present owners of Hazarkanian came to the district of Saral and founded the
village of Nalshikan not far from Hazarkanian. He assisted a chief of the
Bebe Kurds who had been driven away from Sulaimanieh, and who, when he
came again to his own, granted his host lands in Shahr-i-Zur. The son returned
to Saral and founded Hazarkanian.— [Mann.)
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is to the right of the Baneh-Sakiz
road, the opposite side of the river, at 2 farsakhs from Sakiz.— (Customs.)
HEIJANAN (Hubitu)—
A village of Hubitu, 1 farsakh distant from Karadarreh and 1 from Zarineh-
Yermeziar.— (Customs.)
HIJAN (Saral)—
A village of the district of Saral.— (Government list.) ,
A village in Kurdistan, 11 miles from Senna on the Hamadan road, 2 miles
to the left of it.— (Kinneir.)
Probably the same as Khalizabad.
HISAR (Turkey)—
Name of a place in Kurdistan two hours from Gulambaron the road to
Sulaimanieh in Turkey.
There are three good wells here : each well is provided with a masonry
f drinking trough : water 10 feet to 15 feet from surface.— (Bell ; Rich.)
HU AT-EH (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
A district of Kurdistan. See Part I.
A village in Kurdistan on the northern slope of the Tabla-Kuh (Kuh-Abdalan)
and south of and several hundred feet above the junction of the Kishlaq and
Gav-rud rivers. It contains 100 houses, and below it are a vast number of
fruit gardens, vineyards and plantations of willow trees, which descend to the
water’s edge. The place is owned by Parviz, Tajer Bashi of Senna, a wealthy
Christian merchant; the revenue is 1,500 tumans, but is only paid once every
three years. The surrounding hills contain pasturage for sheep and goats,
and a certain amount of corn is grown. Partridges abound in the neighbour
hood.—( Vaughan.)
A village to the right of the Senna-Sakiz road^ at 5 farsakhs from Senna.—
HUSAINABAD (Kalatarzan) —
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
A district of Kurdistan. See Part I.

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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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