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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎86r] (176/220)

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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 of the district of Javamd.—(G'owrnment list.)
A Kurdish village of ICO houses at the head of the valley of the same name
which runs south-east of the Senna-Kirmanshah road at Asaola, where joining
the valley of Sursur its drainage runs to the Gav-rud. The water supply is abun-
d»ant from several streams and springs; there are some fine groves of poplars
and some fruit trees. The mountain slopes and the valley itself are well cul
tivated. The corn at and round the village is not reaped till the first week of
August: lower down at the end of July and beginning of August.
The village occupies a commanding position on a spur facing down the valley;
it contains a large brick house with flanldng towers built by the owner of the
village, the Vakil of Senna. A path from Yamenan to Javanrud runs past the
village, crossing the spurs forming the valley to either hand. Grazing is very
good ; fuel, except cow-dung, scarce; room for camping on the slopes north
of the village. Above Kolasarreh the valley is merely a series of narrow ravines;
below it spreads out as far as Asaola, about 3 miles distant, to a width of
1 to miles. A number of cattle and sheep are owned.— {Burton.)
KULATUS (Saral)—
A village of the district of Sarah— {Government list.)
KULIAN (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
KULINJI (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
Probably same as Kilaukar. See Tribes of Kurdistan.
KUMASSI (Tribe) -
See Tribes of Kurdistan.
The district of Kuravaz is sometimes called Kumassi from the tribe inhabit
ing it.
A village situated between the valley of Dnrahi in the district of Sakiz
and that of Dularzan in the district of Baneh.— {Customs.)
A district of Kurdistan See Part I.
See Gurveh.
Persian Kurdistan commonly called Ardalan is a Province of Persia. It is
limited by Kurdistan of Azarbaijan, i.e., the district of Sardasht, Mukri, Sain-
kaleh, the small province or district of Garrus, Ramadan, and Kirmanshah
and west by Turkish territory.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I, and for the History of Kurdistan, Part II.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part L

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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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