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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎77r] (158/220)

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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 branch of the Kalbaghi tribe. See tribes of Kurdistan.
KAKU-ZEKRIA (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is just at J farsaJch from the frontier
of Merivan and Kalatarzan. It is 9 farsalchs from Merivan, 3| from Shaikh
Attar and 4| from Darreh-Khushkeh. Other information says it is 5J far
salchs or even 9| farsalchs from Merivan and 10£ from Senna to the left of the
Merivan-Senna road.— (Customs.)
A village and stream in Kurdistan, the former situated in a valley between
Diveisseh and Janavereh. 'X'he stream falls into the Diala.— (Rich ; Plowden.)
KAL (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is 1| farsalchs from Merivan to the
right of the road from Merivan to Javanrud and Ruvansar. It is £ farsakh
from Yalajir.— (Customs.)
A village in Kurdistan about 2 miles south of Ruvansar. It is situated on the
right bank of the Kara-Su on one of the roads from Javanrud to Kirmanshah
city. It contains ^bout 20 houses inhabited by Kurds, Sunnis. It has some
cultivation and about 6 or 7 trees. Water good and plentiful. 20 cows, 150
sheep and goats.— (Vaughan.)
A village on the frontier of Sakiz at the junction of the Ab-i-Sakiz with
the Jagatu.
A village of Persian Kurdistan, the property of the Vakil of Senna (1897).
It stands at the foot of the Zarna mountain on one of its north-east slopes.
Above the mountain is grassy and wooded, below stretches the Shain plain.
Water is abundant. There are some trees. The flocks and herds are pastured
in the summer on the higher parts of Zarna, where, and in the Shaini plain,
grass is plentiful. There are 30 houses.— (Burton.)
A district of Kurdistan. See Part I.
KALATEH (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
KALATEH (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— G. ve nment Cst.)
KALATI (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
KALB-’ALI-BEGl (family of —
A branch of the Bani Ardalan family descended from Kalb ’Ali Khan, son of
Sulaiman Beg, Vali, and represented in 1309 A. H. by Lutfali Beg, Sarhang of
the Zafar Regiment of Kurdistan.
See tribes of Kurdistan.

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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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