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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎81r] (166/220)

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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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KARATAUREH (Kalatarzan)— n
A village of the district of Kalatarzan .—(Gorvernment list.)
This is probably the chief place of the small district of Karataureh which
seems to have been added in 1905 to the district of Kalatarzan.—(ff. L. Rabino.)
It is 1 farsakh from Aghkend.— {Customs.)
A district of Kurdistan. See Part I.
A village of Eilak district.
KARAYAN (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.—((?ouernmen£ list.)
KARAYAN (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Gouemmen* list.)
KARG11NEH (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.—(£oi>mw»en* list.)
KARJU (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of YLubitu..—{Government list.)
KARRASSI (Hubitu)— ■ '
A village of the district of Hubitu .—(Government list.)
The name of a peak in Zagros mountains, Kurdistan, about 30 miles east
of Sulaimanieh, about 12,000 feet high. (Gerard.)
KASHAMIS (Javarud)—
A village of the district of 3zvarud.—(Government list.)
One of the four clans of the Jaff Kurds, found on both sides of the frontier.
— (Gerard.)
A village in Kurdistan at the north foot of the Kuchik Safid Kuh in a fertile
valley watered by streams ; it contains from 40 to 50 houses of Kuliai-Kurd
Shi’ahs and there are several plantations, chiefly of willow trees in the vicinity
also fruit gardens a little further off. Good grazing in spring and summer.
Supplies : 700 sheep and goats and a few donkeys. There is a certain amount
of wheat grown; troops could camp on the slopes and low spurs, and along
the valley in the immediate vicinity, but the ground is uneven. Elevation
6,800 feet. It is 58 miles by road from Senna and 56 from Kirmanshah.
(V aughan.)
K ASLAN (Isfandabad)—
Formerly the residence of the Governor of Isfandabad. Amanullah Khan
Buzurg had a fine residence built here.
It has about 100 houses: a good deal of grain is grown about here.—

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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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