DASHT. PEns. A desert ; also an open tract of country, a plain.
Dasht-t-Badu, the northern part of Dasht-i Goran.
Daslit-i-be-Daulat, in Baluchistan, is an elevated valley or plain, situated to the N.E. of Mustung, at the head of the Bolan Pass. Its area is from 15 to 20 square miles, and some of its bound aries approach the Bolan puss. It has no towns or villages, but is occasionally dotted with the tomans of tho Kurd tribe. Some portions of it aro cultivated in tho spring and sutntner months, but during the winter it is a bleak, howling wilderness, destitute of trees or any shelter ; the snow lies deep on it, and cold winds whistle over its frozen surface. It is subject to tho depreda tions of the Kaka tribe of Afghans, and caravans are frequently plundered by them. In the summer it is frequently clothed with the fragrant terk plant, and its surface diversified by fields of waving grain. It ha.s no streams, but one or two wells have been dug, and water obtained with some difficulty. The cultivators are dependent on rain and heavy dews for the success of their labours. On the N. it coinmunicates with the
valley of Shal, on the E. it has the Kliarlaki ridge, in which is the head of the Bolan pass, and on the W. and S. Chahaltan. It is pretty in spring, and parts are cultivatsd.
Dasht-i-Drugi, a small plain in Jalawan.
Dasht-i-Goran, or plain of tho wild a.sses, is S. of Obappar, in the Kalat district, occupied by tho Sunari section of the Zahri Brahui of Jalawan. It was once occupied by the Zigger Minglial, but their increasing numbers compelled them to migrate.
Dasht-i-Kapchak. Kapchak is a Turkish word, and Dasht means a wide uncultivated plain. Dasht-i-Mat, a valley in Jalawan.
Dasht-i-Tik, part of Dasht Goran.
Dasht-Khor, in Kej, is fertilized by the river nor, which disembognes near Juni, W. of Itas Pishkan. The occupants are Kaodai (Khudai ?), Rind, Hot, Birdi, liar, and Shahzada.—liebertson; Pottinger ; Hough ; Mason ; Cook ; llfarkham, Embassy, p. 34 ; Ross.