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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎93v] (191/220)

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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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174 , SAB-SAK
SABATLU (Baneh)—
A village o£ the district of Baneh. It is to the left of the Baneh-Sakiz
road, at If farsakhs from Baneh.— [Customs.)
SADBAR (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is J farsakh from Benekveh on the
road thence to Kambard and Alut. It is 2 farsakhs from Nuijgah. {Customs)
A village in Kurdistan about 31 miles north-west of Kirmanshah and on
the road from Ruvansar to Javanrud. It contains about 30 houses, inhabited
by Kurds, Sunnis, and is situated on the banks of a stream with a plentiful
supply of water. The village is on the side of a high rounded mound ; surrounding
country fertile ; good grazing ; fire wood scarce ; a few willlows aloim the bank
of the stream. Supplies : 200 cows, and about 500 sheep and goats. Roads
run from here to Ruvansar and Kirmanshah distant 441 and 3 miles, respect
ively.—( Vaughan.) 1
A village in Kurdistan about 42 miles north-west of Kirmanshah, and on
the Ruvansar-Jayanrud road ; on the north side is a fertile valley full of fine
trees It contains about 30 houses inhabited by Kurds, Sunnis. It has a
considerable amount of cultivation and is well watered by a stream. It has one
water-miH. Supplies: 100 cows, 300 sheep and goats; good grazing; fire
wood from the hills. It is distant 3£ miles from Javanrud.—(Faw^Acm.)
SAFID-BIN (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
• A v J 11; J ge of tlle dls ^ lct °f Baneh. It is | farsakh to the left of Suren, which
is at s farsakh from Havankhur on the road thence to Benekveh.— (Custom*.)
A small village m Persian Kurdistan, some distance from the caravan track
(PlZdenf 11 ™ an<1 Sulaimameh - U lies bet ween Kaleh-ju and Astarabad.-
thp A T V W ge 01 } f tlie q r0a( l 1 f ? m 7 S ,T a to Sakiz at t before reaching
the Jighatu. It is 3 or 3| farsakhs from Sakiz.— {Customs.)
A village in Persian Kurdistan, near mk.—{Rich.)
A viHage of the district of Baneh. It is 1 farsakh from Sadbar, 1 from
bbnjgah, and 1 from Keshkasseh.— {Customs.)
A district of Kurdistan.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.

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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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