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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎95v] (195/220)

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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 Baneh. It is £ farsakh to the right of Sartekeh
TJlia, which is at 2 farsakhs from Siaumeh on the road from Siaumeh to Alut.
— (Customs.)
A village of the district of Baneh. It is on the road from Siaumeh to Alut
at 2 farsakhs from Siaumeh.— (Customs.)
SATKEH (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is the chief place of the Dasht Tal
sub-district.— (Customs.)
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
SAYAN (Baneh)—
A village l farsakh from Benelcveh not far from the Gardaneh Khan and on
the road from Benekveh to Kanibard and Alut. It is in the district of
Ban eh.—( Customs.)
A village of the district of Merivan. It is 31 farsakhs from Merivan on the
road thence to Sarah— (Customs.)
SAVITR (Kalatarzan) —
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Government list.)
A village, the chief place of the Keileh-Nanur sub-district of the district
of Baneh. It is farsakhs from Baneh and 5| farsakhs from Merivan on
the road between the two via Taratuleh and Gardaneh Milek.— (Customs.)
Elev- 6,050'.
A village of 50 houses, 21 miles north of Penjvin near the frontier—(Gerard.)
SEMAN (Hubitu) —
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
SEMERAN (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
SEMERAN (Hasanabad) —
A village of the district of Hasanabad. It has a fine mosque built some 20
or 30 years ago by Haji Shaikh Muhammad.
The capital of Kurdistan.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
This village stands above the left bank of the Kishlaq river on a cultivated
elope, suirounded by orchards and gardens, about 5 miles below Senna.
Contains 50 houses of Kurds, and is the property of a Senna merchant, Aga
Habib ullah.

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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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