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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎99v] (203/220)

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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 in the Turkish district of Shellir. It is 4 farsaJchs from Merivan and
1£ from Seiranbend, on the Merivan-Banneh road.
A village in Kurdistan, about 34 miles south of Senna, situated on the left
bank of the Gav-rud in a fertile valley; it contains about 50 houses, some
gardens, cultivation, and a considerable amount of trees. Cultivation chiefly
wheat reaped in August, good grazing ; a little fire-wood. Supplies : 100 cows,
50 donkeys, and 700 sheep and goats.— {Vaughan.)
A sect of Sunni-Shafi’s.
The founder of the sect was Maulana Khalid, Kurd of Sulaimanieh. He
was succeeded as chief of the sect by his son Shaikh Osman, who himself was
succeeded by his son Shaikh Omar. The present chief or “ murshid ” of the
sect is Shaikh Omar’s nephew, Shaikh ’Ali. Haji Shaikh Shukrullah who lives
in Kurdistan is of this family.
A village of the district of Baneh. It is on the Baneh-Seiranbend road at
\ farsakh from Baneh.— {Customs.)
TARUAR (Eilak)—
A village of the district of Eilak.
TAULIEH (Javarud) —
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
TAURIVAR (1) (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
TAURIVAR (2) (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud. —{Government list.)
TAVAKAL (Baneh) —
A village of the district of Baneh. It is £ farsakh from Gendumban on
the road thence to Khajjek.— {Customs.)
TAZABAD (Eilak)—
A village of the district of Eilak.
TIACHEH (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan. —{Government list.)
TIFLI (Avroman Takht)—
A village about 2 miles distant from the junction of the Ab-i-Shamian and
Gav-rud.— {Mann.)
A district of Kurdistan.
See Report on Kurdistan, Part I.
, See Tribes of Kurdistan.

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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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