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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎90v] (185/220)

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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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NIGIL (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan. There is here an old mosque called
Abdullah Omar or Omaran. In thi^s mosque there is an old Cofan in Kufic
writing, said to have been written over a thousand years ago.
NIGIL (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu .—{Government list.)
NIRVAN (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is at farsahhs from Seiranbend and
7| from Alut on the road between the two.— {Customs.)
NIZI (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud .—{Government list.)
NUGHUD (Avroman Lihun)—
Chief place of the district of Avroman Lihun. It was taken in 1870 by
Farhad Mirza’s troops and was set fire to and its gardens destroyed.
Below Nughud, near the river Shirvan, is a tomb said to be that of Imam-
zadeh Izhak.
A village of the district of Banneh. It is 3 farsalchs from Baneh on the road
thence to Alut. Darineh Mustapha is 1J, and Sadbar 2 farsakhs distant.—
A village, the property (1897) of Khwaja Parviz Tajer Bashi of Senna, Persian
Kurdistan, stands 3 miles up the valley of same name, which runs down to the
left bank of the Gav-rud, opposite the village of Kishlaq Iskander. There are
50 houses of Kurds ; the village is surrounded by timber and fruit trees. The
water supply is very good and abundant. The mountains immediately adjacent
are shaly, arid, and void of trees. The valley runs down from the northern slopes
of the Abdalan mountain, the cultivable and watered portion being about 5
miles in length. There is a stream with a considerable volume of wate thickly
lined with poplar and willow. Grass grows luxuriantly, and there are quantities
of black-berry, rose bushes, etc. The whole length of the valley is lined with
a narrow but gradually widening stretch of vineyards and cornfields. There
are also a number of groves of oak, some of a large size, and walnut and fruit
trees. A path from the Gav-rud valley to Yamenan and south-west on to Java
rud crosses the valley one mile from the Gav-rud. Corn is cut at the end of J uly
and beginning of August.— {Burton.)
NUVARA (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu .—{Government list.)

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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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