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161 Dana
Dana', . . 161,326 Cuteld, . . . 11,716 Amble, 10,498 Bittjahl, . . . . 21.301 Persian, . . . .1,308 Pumlitu, . 8,926 Portuguese, . . 4,260 Telugu, , 123,367 The Other Tongues Spoken Are Chinese, English, French, German, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Ben Gali. /k/fyien.—the Hindus Of The ...

203 Thur And Parkur
Thur And Parkur, 203,344. The Thur And Parkur District Is Inhabited By Hindus And 3iusalmans, More Equally Divided Than In Any Other Part Of Sind. Each Of These Include Several Tribes Which Are Divided Into Classes. Their Manners And Customs Resemble Those Of Cutchi. They Are Naturally Inactive. The Chief ...

250 Madagascar Island
Madagascar Island, 250 Miles From The East Coast Of Africa, Extends From Lat. 12° To 25° 30' S., Almost 1000 Miles Long, And 260 Miles Of Average Breadth. A Lofty Granitic Plateau, 80 To 160 Miles Wide And 3000 To 5000 Feet High, Occupies Its Central Region, Bare Undu Lating ...

Afghanistan
Afghanistan, In All Historic Times, Seems To Have Been An Arena In Which Powerful Races Have Been Striving For Dominion,—scytbian, Mede, Greek, Persian, Moghul, And Turk Races, Ghilzae, Saddozai, And Barakzai Tribes ; Even The British Have Ruled There, And The Limits Of The Ruler's Sway Have Been Continuously On ...

Africa
Africa. From Pre - Historic Times, Iranian, Turanian, Mongol, Turk, Hamite, Semite, And Negro Races Have Been Continuously Adding To The Inhabitants Of India And The Eastern Archipelago. Of The Races Occupying Africa, Ethnologists Re Cognise Three Distinct Ethnical Divisions,—that Of The Woolly Fleecy-haired, Woolly Tuft-haired, And Lank Curly-haired ; ...

An Kara Ogiii
Kara Ogiii,an, Ruins About Half A Mile S.e. Of Kifri In Kurdistan, From Which Rich Excavated A Quantity Of Earthen Jars Varnished Black In The Inside, And Perfectly Resembling Those Found At Seleucia. And Babylon. Ile Obtained Also A Small Earthen Lamp Like That Now Used By The Villagers. Gold ...

Arab
Arab. A Stone, Any Stone :— Hajar-ul-akab, Eagle - Stones Of The Ancients. One Of Them Was Probably The Bonduc Nut Of The Guilandina Bonduc. The Greeks Believed That The Eagle-stones Or Tiles Were Only Found In The Nests Of Eagles ; And The Arabs Describe Them As Resembling Tamarind ...

Arab Kellek
Kellek, Arab., Is A Raft In Use On The Tigris And Euphrates, Nearly As Long As It Is Broad. It Is Composed Of Goat-skins Blown Up, And Fastened Close Together By Reeds ; This Is Strengthened By Crosspieces Of Wood, And Over These Again Are Laid Others To Keep The ...

Arab Kiblah
Kiblah, Arab., Signifies A Point Of Adoration, And Is Usually Applied To The Kaba Or Holy Edifice Of The Muhammadans, Situated In The Bait-ullah Or Temple Of Mecca. But All Eastern Sects Appear To Have Had Some Kiblah Or Holy Point, To Which The Face Was To Be Turned During ...

Assam
Assam Has An Area Of 46,341 Square Miles, And A Population Of 4,881,426. It Is In The Extremo North-east Of British India, Being Bounded On The North By The Eastern Section Of The Himalaya Mountains, Which Portion Is Inhabited By The Bhutia, Dafla, Aka, And Other Hill Tribes. On Its ...

Baluchistan
Baluchistan, As Known To Europeans, Is Partly Persian Territory, And In Part Under The Rule Of The Khan Of Kalat. Its Territorial Divisions Have Been Already Noticed Under That Heading ; What Remains To Be Described Here Are The Multi Tudinous Races Who Hsv Farina Resfylaa In I1 Mountain Valleys. ...

Beng
. . Beng. Linsen, . . . . Gee. P'ien-tau, . . . Chin. Masur, Masur Dhal, Hind. Lentil, Tare, . . Eng. Dhal, Dhol, . . . ,, Lentilles, . . . . Fr. Linti, It. The Lentils Of Genesis Xxv. 34 Are From The Ervum Lens Of Botanists, ...

Bengal Province
Bengal Province Occupies The Lower Part Of The Valleys Of The Ganges Andthe Brahmaputra, But Gives Its Name To An Administrative Circle, With An Area Square Miles, And A Population Of 69,536,861, Part Of The Area, 36,634 Square Miles, Comprising The Hilly Districts Of Koch-13ahar, Hill Tiperah, The Tributary States ...

Berar
Berar Has An Area Of 17,711 Square Miles, With A Population Of 2,672,673, Being 151 To The Square Mile ; The Females Are 88,311 Fewer Than The Males. It Is Also Designated The Hyderabad Assigned Districts, And Is Administered By The Indian Government, Arranged For Revenue Pur Poses Into The ...

Bhutan
Bhutan, On The N.e. Of British India, Is Situated Between Lat. 26° 30' And 28° N., And Long. 88° 45' To 92° 25' E., And Occupies From The Southern Declivities Of The Great Central Ridge Of The Him Alaya Mountains To The Foot Of The Inferior Heights Which Form A ...

Black Ink
Ink, Black. Flock, ..... Da. Mashi, . . . Maleal. Ink ; Inkt, . . . Der. Tinta, . . . Pont, Sr. - Fa Tschernilo, . . Rus. Dinte, . . . . Ger. Masi, . . . . Sansk. Seahi, Guj., Hind., Pecs. Flak, Schrif Black, . Sw. ...

Bombay
Bombay. — The Bombay Presidency Of British India Is Under The Rule Of A Governor And Council, Composed Of ' Natives Of Great Britain, And For Legislation There Is A Council In Which Europeans And Natives Of India As Semble. These Two Bodies Have Jurisdiction Over An Area Of 124,516 ...

British Burma
British Burma Has An Area Of 87,220 Square Miles, And In 1881 A Population Of 3,736,771. It Extends From Lat. 10° To 22f° N., 950 Miles, From The Pakchan River To Near The Sources Of The Koladyn River. The Province Has Five Natural Divisions. In Arakan, The Narrow Strip Of ...

Bryan H Hodgson
Hodgson, Bryan H., Of The Bengal Civil Service, Widely Known For His Researches Into The Natural History Of The Eastern Himalayas, And The Ethnology Of The Races And Tribes Dwelling In British India And Its Bordering. Countries. He Was Appointed Resident At The Court Of Nepal In 1821. He Wrote ...

Burm
. . . Burm. I Chambeli, Jati, . Hind. A Native Of The East Indies, And Much Culti Vated For The Flowers. This And Another Species Yield The True Essential Oil Of Jasmine Of The Shops. It Is The Most Exquisitely Fragrant Species Of The Genus, And Is Very Generally ...

Burn
. Burn. Nureh, . . . . L'•as. Shih-hwui, . . Chin. Iswest, . . . Rua. Chaux, Fn. Churns, . . . Sansk. Kalk,.leim, . . Ger. Minuet), . . Smolt. Chuna, . . . . Hind. Cal,. . . . Sr., Port. Calcina, Cake, . . . It. ...

Canti
Canti "wan Illack•naped Hare, , Eno. Muni, Tam Khar•gosh, . . . Hind. Kundeli, . . . Tzt.. This Is The Hare Of Ceylon, Of The Peninsula Of India, Of Sind, The Panjab, And Of Java. Lepus Oiostolus, Hudgs. I,. Tibetanus, Waierlt. Tho Blue, Woolly, Or Alpine Hare Of Tibet ...

Captain T J Newbold
Newbold, Captain T. J., An Infantry Officer Of The 12th Regiment Of The Madras Presidency, A Voluminous And Accurate Writer On Varied Branches Of Science. Ob. 1850. He Wrote On The Beryl Mine In Cohnbatore, In Edin. New Phil. Jl. Xx. 241 ; Valley Of Sondoor. Mad. Lit. Trans., 1838 ...

Caucasia
Caucasia Consists Of The Narrow Neck Of Land Separating The Euxine (pontus) From The Caspian Sea, And Connecting The S.e. Corner Of Europe With S.w. Asia. It Is Inhabited By Highland Tribes Of Various Races, Dwelling In The Closest Proximity, Hemmed In On The North By Russian Slav, And Southwards ...

Caucasus Black Sea
Black Sea, Caucasus, And Armenia.— The Great Asiatic Highland South-east Of The Black Sea And South-west Of The Caspian Has Ever Been Remarkable For Its Numerous Races, And Is Now A Well-head Of Nationalities, Where The People Promise At No Distant Period To Combine Into New Nations. This Region Is ...

Central India
Central India Is Occupied By 69 Native States Or Semi-independent Holdings. The Rulers Of Bhopal And Jaora Are Of The Muhammadan Faith, The Other Chiefs Profess Some Form Of Hinduism. These States Are Spread Through Two Irregular And Detached Tracts Stretching From West To East Across The Middle Of The ...

Central Provinces
Central Provinces Form An Administrat Ive Division Of British India, Under The Jurisdiction Of A Chief Commissioner, Lying Between Lat. 17° 50' And 24° 27' N., And Long. 76° And 85° 15' E. The Area Is 113,279 Square Miles, And The Population 11,548,511. To The North Extends The Viudhyan Table-land, ...

Ceylon Island
Ceylon Island Has An Area Of 24,702 Square Miles, And In 1881 A Population Of 2,759,738, Of Whom 1,469,553 Were Males And 1,290,185 Females. It Is Under The Rule Of A Governor And Council, Whose Jurisdiction Extends To Dependent Islands, With An Area Of 1060 Square Miles, Comprising The Maldives, ...

Chin
. . . Chin. Manisan Labab, Malay. Honig, Honing, . Dup. Sbahad, . Pers., Hind. Dibs, Asal, . . . Egypt. Med, Rus Miel, . . . Fn., Sr. Madha, . . Sansk. Debash, . . . Han. Mipanny, . . Singh. Ma.* . . . Hind. Haning, . . ...

Chin_2
. . . Chin. I Tung-ts'ing, . . Cary. A Handsome Evergreen Tree Of China, With Ovate Pointed Leaves, Profuse White Flowers With Panicled Cymes, And Bearing A Black Capsular Fruit. The Chinese Term Tung-ts'ing Is Applied To Several Plants On Which The Vegetable Wax Insect Congregates, As • L. ...

Chin_3
. . Chin. This Name Is Applied In Persia And Central Asia To Several Forms Of Asphalte, Mineral Pitch, Jew's Pitch, Maltha. Near The Straits Of Tang-i-teko, From Whence The Kurdistan River Issues Into The Plain, And Not Far From The Village Of Peshker, Is A Fissure High Up In ...

China
China Has An Area Of 11,555,764 Square Kilo Metres. Its Emperor Rules Over 371 Millions Of Mongoloid Races, Viz. Chinese Proper 350 Millions, And 21 Millions Tibetans, People In Formosa, Tungus, Manchu, Mongol, Kalmuk, Buriat, And Uzbak, In Manchuria, Mongolia, Tibet, Zangaria, And East Turkestan ; And He Claims Tribute ...