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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎96r] (196/220)

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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 Eilak.
A village of the district of Rnbitn.—(Government list.)
A village of the district of Eilak.
A village of over 100 houses in the district of Isfandabad.—(Napier.)
Perhaps same as above, and in Eilak, not Isfandabad.
A village in the vicinity of which the Ab-i-Surkaval and Ab-i-Merivan join.
See Merivan village.
A halting place, 21 hours’ journey in five stages from Senna on the road to
Zuhab in Kirmanshah.— {Gerard.)
A village to the left of the road from Merivan to Sarah It is 1 farsakh from
Guricheh and 1 from Tainal. {Customs.)
SHAHR AYROMAN (Avroman Takht)—
Formerly the capital of Avroman Takht. It is in the Haushbadrani plain.
SHAHR-I-ZUR (Turkey)—
A place in Kurdistan, situated in a well cultivated and populated plain, crossed
by the road from Zuhab to Sulaimanieh. Rich peaks of Shahr-i-Zur as a dis
trict of which Gulambar is the capital, at the foot of the Ay roman range. The
plain of Sbahr-i-Zur is separated from the Shirvan by the Nilambu ridge. Sulai
manieh is about five stages.
A village of Hubetu, £ farsakh from Zarineh and £ farsakh from Kasnazan.—
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
A village of the district of Merivan. It is 3|, 5|, or 6| farsakhs from Merivan,
2 or 1 from Bagh Khan, and 3J or If from Kakuzekria on the road from
Merivan to Senna.— {Customs.)
A small village of about 20 houses. It belongs to many proprietors, one of
them being the Karguzar of Senna.— {Mann.)
Lat. 35° 35' 4" ; Long. 46° 35'; Elev. 5,750'.
A village in the district of Merivan, near the foot of the Garran pass. It is
a wretched collection of some .twenty poverty-stricken hovels, 21 miles east
of Merivan.— {Plowden ; Gerard.)

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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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