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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎103v] (211/220)

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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 to the left of the Senna-Salciz road at 17| farsahhs from Senna.
It is jarsakhs from Kasnazan.— (Customs.)
A village of Hubitu, 1 farsakh from Heijanan and one from Karageul.—
A small village about a quarter of a mile south-south-east of the village of
Kammireh (Kamereh or Kamiaran) on the Senna-Kirmanshah road.— (Webb.)
A small river crossed on the Merivan-Penjvin road, at 3] farsakfts from Merivan
and | from Pen]vin. It forms for some distance the frontier betv een Persia
and Turkey. This is probably Plowden’s Ab-i-Zizub.
See Ab-i-Zarinjub.
A hill of Persian Kurdistan about 35 miles north-west of Kirmanshah, on
the road from Senna to Javanrud. To the north it slopes down to the plain of
Shaini, and the valley of Karajian runs below the cliffs, terminating its south-west
slopes, which here form a table land, the mountain peaks rising above it to
the north. The summits of the hill are bare and rocky, but the slopes are gentle,
and contain much grass and many springs and its sides are clothed with the
remains of oak forest and bushes.
The Kurds of the tribe of Abdur Rahman Beg pasture their flocks and herds
on Zarna daring the summer months, and also the Kurds of the adjacent
villages.— (Burton.)
A village of the district of Sarah It is between the villages of Afrasiab and
ZEND (Tribe)—
See Tribes of Kurdistan.
A lake in Kurdistan, about 8 miles east of the frontier, on the read frnn Sulai-
manieh to Senna. It is surrounded by a swamp for a mile all round it, except
on the side nearest the mountains, but the water in the centre is clear and blue.
There are numbers of wild fowl. It is frozen over in winter. The plains around
it are a favourite resort of the Jaff Kurds in summer. It is about a mile long
from north to south. In the spring when the water is high a stream, the Ab-i-
Merivan, issues from the southern end and flows through the Avroman moun
tains into the Ab-i-Shirvan. The lake is decreasing in size every } car. The
marshy ground surrounding it produces an abundance of excellent rice, iccord-
in? to local tradition the lake covers the towns of Sodom and Gomorrha.—
(Rich ; Plowden ; Rabino.)

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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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