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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎83r] (170/220)

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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 village in Kurdistan, about 26 miles south of Senna, situated in a valley on
one of the roads from that place to Kirmanshah. It contains about 50 houses.
The valley in which it is situated is exceedingly fertile and contains extensive
crops of wheat, barley, etc., reaped in August. There are some fruit gardens
and willow trees along the stream in its vicinity, which drains into the Gav-rud,
distant about 3 miles. Water plentiful; grazing good; supplies: 1,000 sheep
and goats. Troops can camp anywhere in its vicinity. The hills surrounding
the valley, which is about 3 miles broad by 7 in length from east to west contain
numerous streams with cultivation and clusters of trees here and there in their
recesses ; the intervening slopes possess good grazing. Roads run from here
to Senna, distant 30 miles, and to Kirmanshah, distant 78 miles.— (Vaughan.),
KHANUM (Meritan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is f farsaJch to the right of Bashmak
which is at 2| farsakhs from Merivan on the road thence to Penjvin.— (Customs.)
A village in Kurdistan, about 38 miles north-west of Kirmanshah and on the
south side of the Ruvansar-Javanrud road. It contains from 15 to 20
houses inhabited by Kurds, Sunnis, and is situated on undulating ground. Two
or three large trees close by. Cultivation and crops. Water from a stream;,
firewood from the hills. Supplies: 40 cows, 200 sheep and goats.
A village of the district of Merivan. It is J farsaJch from Khav which is on
the road from Merivan to Baneh via Taratuleh.— (Customs.)
KHARILEH (Kalatarza'n)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
A village to the left of the Senna-Sakiz road at 7 J farsakhs from Senna.—
KHARKEH (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
KHARRAT (Tribe)—
See Tribes of Kurdistan.
KHASSKIN (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list}
KHAV (Merivan) —
A village of the district of Merivan. It is at If farsakhs from Merivan on the
road thence to Baneh via Taratuleh.— (Customs.),
A village of the district of Baneh. It is 1§ farsakhs from Alut on the road
thence to Seiranbend.— (Customs.)
A village of the district of S&r&l.—-(Government UsL)

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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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