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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎84r] (172/220)

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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 inhabited by Kuliai Kurds and situated in a valley
on a mountain south-south-east of the Kuh Hashtah. It contairs 40 to 50
houses. It is watered by a stream and is surrounded by gardens, trees, and
cultivation ; good grazing in summer ; supply : 600 sheep and goats.— (Burton.)
KISHLAQ (Sakiz)—
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is opposite Kishlaq Mulla to the
left of the Baneh-Sakiz road.— (Customs.)
KISHLAQ (Sakiz)—
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is to the left of the Baneh-Sakiz
road at 1 farsakh from Sakiz.— (Customs.)
A village to the left of the Baneh-Sakiz road at farsakhs from Baneh.—
Stands on the right bank of the Gav-rud 10 miles from its junction with the
Kishlaq. Faki Sulaknan lies 1^ miles down stream. The Kirmanshah-Senna
road fords the Gav-rud below the village. Grazing good in the Gav-rud valley.
Corn (cut in end of July) and some patches of various vegetables. Some cattle
and sheep.— (Burton.)
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is on the opposite side of the river
between the village of Heijanan and of Haidar.
KISHLAQ-SAFID (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
KIVELEH (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is | farsakh from Safid Kamereh off
the left of the road from Havarikhur to Benekveh.— (Customs.)
KIVEKUD (Baneh) —
A sub-district of Baneh. Chief place Kiverud.
KIVERUD (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is near the Turkish frontier at
farsakhs from Alut on the road to Baneh via Khajjeh. From here th re is
also a road to Balakeh.
A river in Kurdistan, near the Turkish frontier.— (BCh ; Plouden.)
This river is 10 farsakhs north of Senna. Its rise is in the mountains of Saral
and the river flows from west to north and passes Garrus and Zinjan finally
falling into the lagoon at Basht. It is bridged at many places in and out of Kur
distan. At Geibisurkh, 31 years ago, Mirza ’Ali Naghi, son of late Mirza
Muhammad Riza Yazir, built a bridge at a cost of 2,000 tumans. There is also
a large bridge over the river at Salavatabad of Garrus.
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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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