Home >> Cyclopedia Of India, Volume 2 >> Number to Or New Guinea

Cyclopedia of India, Volume 2

Number
Number. This English Word Has Been Added To All The Languages Of British India. The Number Seven Is Used Frequently In Scripture, Not To Signify A Definite, But A Large And Sufficient Quantity ; Hence Daubuz States Its Hebrew Etymology To Signify Fulness And Perfection, And Philo And Cyprian Call ...

Numri Or
Numri Or Lumri, A People Of Luz, A Depend Ency Of Kalat, With About 1600 Fighting Men. They Are Muhammadan. Numri Of The Kurachee Collectorate Claim Descent From A Rajputni Who Had Nine Sons, From Which The Tribe Are Named Nao Mardi, And The Twenty-four Branches In Which The Tribe ...

Nur Jahan
Nur Jahan Was First The Wife Of Sher Afghan Khan, And Was Afterwards Married By The Emperor Jahangir. Her Name Was Mihr-un-nissa. Her Grandfather Was A Native Of Teheran, And Held A High Civil Office Under The Government Of Persia ; But His Son Mirza Ghaias Was Reduced To Poverty, ...

Nurtiung
Nurtiung, A Town In The Jaintia Hills. Its People Erect Stone Pillars, Which Lieutenant (colonel) Yule Supposed To Be Connected With Their Religion. He Says That In The Khassya Up Right Stones Are Raised As Memorials Of Great Events, Or Of Men, Whose Ashes Are Not Necessarily, Though Frequently, Buried ...

Nutmeg
Nutmeg. The Nutmeg Of Commerce Is From The Myristica Moschata, A Tree From 20 To 25 Feet High, But Other Species Produce Aromatic Fruits, Supposed To Be Mixed With The True Nutmeg ; Amongst Which May Be Named The M. Tomentosa, Thunb., M. Parviflora, M. Peltata, And M. Spicata, Roxb. ...

Nyaya
Nyaya, A System Of Philosophy Of The Hindus, A Syllogism ; Nyaya Means Going Into, Or Analysis. This School Of Philosophy, Or Logical System Of Gautama, Considers, By Means Of Subtle And Logical Argument, The True Mode Of Inquiring After Truth ; And It Has Surveyed The Whole Field Of ...

Order
Order, Cetacea, Posterior Extremities Wanting. • B. Implacental Or Marsupial Mammals. I. Ungiiioulata, With Nails. Distribution.—southern India, More Particularly The Richly-wooded _malabar Coast, Possesses More Species Peculiar To It Than All Central And Northern India, Except The Himalayan Range. Of The Animals Found In The Himalayan Range, Several Equally Belong ...

Order Iii
Order Iii. Alcyonaria (octocoralla) Comprise Tl Families Alcyonidae, Tubiporidm, Pennatulid; Gorgenidw, And Flelioporidae. The Tubiporidle Are Known As The Organ-pit Corals ; The Sea-pens And Sea-rods Form Tl Pennatulidm ; And The Gorgonidm Are Known ; Sea-shrubs. The Simplest Corallum Is Most Commonly Cylix Drical, Conical, Or Turbinate (caryophyllia, Tui ...

Order Xii Coleoptera
Order Xii. Coleoptera. —mouth Masticatory, Fur Nished With An Upper Lip Or Labrum, Two Mandibles, Two Maxillae, With Maxillary Palpi (generally Four-jointed), And A Moveable Lower Lip Or Labium, With Jointed Labial Palpi. The Four Wings Are Usually Present, And The Anterior Pair Are Not Adapted For Flight, But Are ...

Panjab
Panjab, A Great Province In The Extreme N.w. Of British India, With An Area Of 142,449 Square Miles, And A Population Of 22,712,120 Inhabitants. It Takes Its Name, Literally The Five Rivers, From Five Of The Great Streams Which Intersect It,—the Sind Or Indus, The Jhelum Or Hydaspes, The Chenab ...

Persia
Persia. — The Regions Through Which The Euphrates And Indus Rivers Run, And The Coun Tries Intervening, Have, Since Remote Ages, Been Occupied By Races Who Have Taken A Prominent Place In Indian History. When Chengiz Khan In The Early Part Of The Kith Century Overthrew Khar Astn, And Its ...

Pirate
Pirate Coast,—the Littoral Within The Per S:an Gulf Between The Mountain Range And The And Extending In That Direction From Ka Ab To The Island Of Bahreiu—a Distance Of 350 1,0iles—biars The Designation Of The Pirate Coast. Ihn Ilankal, In His Version Of The Koran, Informs Is That Before The ...

Pp Pi 455 Pm
Pp Pi 4.55 P.m., „ 126'25 , 86'5 9.25 P.m., „ 126'05 „ 8071 5.50 A.m., „ 128'25 „ 78 Pi 5th Sept., 9.15 Pi 128 „ 83 3d And Principal Spring, Which Is The Saint's Shrine, And Which Feeds The Alligator Ponds. 4th Sept., 5.30 P.m., . . Water, ...

Rajpiitana
Rajpiitana, A Region To The West Of Hindustan, Is Chiefly Ruled By Feudatory Princes, Mostly Of Rajput Descent. These Have Twenty States, With An Area Of 129,750 Square Miles, And A Population Of 10,102,049. The British Portion, Consisting Of Ajmir And Merwara, Has An Area Of 2710 Square Miles, And ...

Rural
Rural, A Celebrated Poetical Production In Tamil, Treating Of Morals, By Tiruvalluvar, Re Garded By All Tamilians As The Finest Composition Of Which The Tamil Can Boast. It Appears To Be Not Only The Best But The Oldest Tamil Work Of Any Extent Which Is Now In Existence. Its Date ...

Ryan
Ryan, A Tribe In Borneo Of About 100,000 Souls, Who Occupy The Country From The South Of The Kingdom Of Brunai, Away Into The Interior. They Strongly Resemble The Dyak. Mr. Dalton States That The Kyan Amongst Whom He Lived Amounted To 270,000 Souls, And That They Were Greatly Addicted ...

Sansk
Sansk. Counsel; Hence Mantri, A Counsellor. • In Hinduism, A' An Invoca Tion, A Charm. -' Mantra Is From Matr, To Repeat In The Mind, And Is Formula Or Litany In' Use In Invocations Of The Hindus. There Are Mant,, Ofttheie.."the•greai Mantra' Of The Brahmans Is Styled The Gayatri; And ...

Sansk Hitopadesa
Hitopadesa, Sansk. From Hita, Good, And Upadesha, Teaching,—good Advice, Is The Title Of An Ancient Sanskrit Work, Though It Is But A Rearrangement Of An Older One, Called Pancha Tantin, Or The Five Books, Which Itself Has Been Translated Several Times And Printed. But It Has Never Attained The Fame ...

Sansk Lat Hind
Lat. Hind., Sansk. An Obelisk, A Pillar, A Staff, A Column, A Monolith. The Lat Pillars Of North-western India Have Been Made Famous In The World From Having Engraved On Them Ancient Characters, Now Known As The Lat Character, First Deciphered By Mr. James Prinsep. At Allahabad Is One Of ...

Sikicin
Sikicin, With 1600 Square Miles, Consists Of The Valley Of The Tista River, Which With Its Tribut Aries Drain The Whole Territory. Its Great Tribut Ary Is The Ranjit River, Which, At First Separated By A Mountain Range, Joins It From The West, Flowing For A Abort Distance Parallel To ...

Sind
Sind Is A Province Of British India, Between Lat. 23° To 28° 32' N., And Long. 66° 43' To 15' E. It Is On Both Sides Of The Lower Course Of The Indus And The Delta Of That River, And Is Bounded On The North And East By The Panjab ...

Singh Kelingu
Kelingu, Singh. ; Tamil, Kurung. In Plant Ing The Seeds Of The Palmyra Fruit, The Germinating Plant, In The First Stage Of Its Growth, Is Of The Shape And Dimensions Of A Parsnip, But Of A More Firm And Waxy Consistence. These Are Dried In The Sun, And When Dressed ...

Sir Henry Havelock
Havelock, Sir Henry, K.c.b., One Of Three Brothers, Officers In The British Army, Whc Served In India. William Was Killed In Charging Thc Sikhs At Ramnuggur. Henry, Born 1795 At Bishop. Wearmouth, In 1815 Entered The Army In Tin 95th Regiment, And Afterwards Exchanged Into Tin 13th Light Infantry, And ...

Sir Thomas Monro
Monro, Sir Thomas, K.c.b., Born In 1762, A Madras Infantry Officer, Who Rose To The Rank Of Major-general. He Was Collector Of The Ceded Districts And Of The Bara Mahal, And Commanded A Division Of The Madras Army In The Third Mahratta War. He Took Sholapur, And Settled The Whole ...

Tat And Turk Kurd
Tat And Turk. Kurd. Mukadam, . . 5,000 Mikri5 . . . . 15,000 Mahmudlu, . . 2,500 Baban, . . . . 1,500 Beharlu, . . . 2,000 Tat And Lek. Afshar, . . . . 7,000 Ahmadavad, . . 200 Kara Pap*, . . 1,500 Dumbeli, . . ...

Tibet
Tibet Is Called By The Chinese Tsang, Also Si Tsang. The Tibetans Call Their Country Bod-yul, And The Chinese Also Call It Fuh-kwoh, Or The Land Of Buddha. The Term Tibet Is From Tu-peh Teh (tu-bod). It Has Four Territorial Provinces, Viz. Tsien Tsang Or Anterior Tibet ; Wei Or ...

Travancore
Travancore Has An Area Of 6730 Square Miles, And A Population Of 2,401,158, Being 357 To The Square Mile ; The Males, In 1881, Were 1,197,1:31, And Females 1,204,024. The Travancore Dominion Is Also Called Kerala, A Term Which Is Supposed To Be Derived From Its Dense Forests Of Cocoanut ...

Turkey In Asia
Turkey In Asia May Be Taken To Include Syria, Mesopotamia, Parts Of Armenia, Asia Minor Proper, And The Arabian Peninsula. These Regions Are Occupied By Three Distinct Races,—the Ural Altaic, The Aryan, And The Semitic. The Ural Altaic, In Addition To A Few Kazzilbash, Comprise Twelve Millions Of Turk Who ...

Viscount Hardinge
Hardinge, Viscount, G.c.b., A General Officer Of The British Army, Who Distinguished Himself In The Peninsula Under The Duke Of Wellington. He Took The Office Of Governor General Of India, 23d July 1844, And Held It Till The 12th January 1848. He Endeavoured To Preserve Peace, But, After The Death ...

Warren Iiastings
Iiastings, Warren, The First Governor General Of India. He Was Born In 1732, And Came To India As A Writer In 1749. He Returned To England In 1763 ; But In 1769 He Was Appointed To Be 2d Member Of Council At Madras, In 1772 President Of Council, Bengal, And ...

William Moorcroft
Moorcroft, William, A 'veterinary Sur Geon Of The Bengal Army, Who Travelled In Central Asia, And After Some Days' Illness Died At, Andkhui. He Lies Interred Outside The Walls Of Balkh. Author Of Journey To Lake Manasarovara, In Little Tibet. His First Attempt Was Made By Way Of Chinese Tartary, ...

Or Juanga
Juanga, Or Patuah, Or Patra Saori, A Forest Race Inhabiting The Tributary Mahals To The South Of Singbhum In Cuttack, Scattered In The Mahals Or Killahs Of Keonjur. Pal Lehra, 30 Villages ; Dhenkanal, 6 Villages; And Hindole, 6 Villages. The Stature Of The Men Does Not Exceed 5 Feet ...

Or Kathiawar
Kathiawar, Or Saurashtra, Is The Peninsular Portion Of Gujerat • Between The Parallels Of Lat. 20° 41' And 23° 8' N., And The Meridians Of Long. 68° 56' And 12° 20' E. It Was Known To The Greeks And Romans Under The Name Of 11oevpocu Tpriyri. The Extreme Length Of ...

Or Laminaria
Laminaria, Or Tangles, A Genus Of The Fucacere. L. Bulbosa, Ay., And L. Digitata, Lam., Are Deep-sea Plants, But Their Fronds Are Thrown Up On The Sind Beach. Laminaria Saccharina, Lam., Is The Sweet Tangle, The Gillur Ka Patta, Hind., And Hai-tai Of The Chinese. It Is Used In Scrofula ...

Or Lingoa Wood
Lingoa Wood, Or Amboyna Wood, Is Said To Be From The Pterospermum Indicum ; It Is Very Durable, And Takes A High Polish. It Was Imported Into Britain From The Moluccas In Considerable Quantities At The Time When The Latter Were British Possessions ; It May Be Had In Any ...

Or Lo Sa
Lo-sa, Or Lo-za, Or Lok-zah, Is The Term Applied To The Branches Of The Chinese Green Dye Plant, When Tied Up In Faggots For Sale To The Dyer. But There Are Two Kinds Of Such Faggots, One Termed Pa-hi-lo-sa, Or White-skinned Green Vine Branch, And The Other Hoin-hi-lo-sa, Red Skinned ...

Or Malay Peninsula
Malay Peninsula, Or Tanna-malayu, Ex Tends For 500 Miles From The Southern Extremity Of Tenasserim Almost To The Equator, The Island Of Singapore Being In Lat. 1° 41' N. Its Width Varies From 50 To 150 Miles, And The Entire Area Will Be About 83,000 Square Geographical Miles. The Possession ...

Or Mata
Mata, Or Mother, Is A Term Applied To The Sakti Of The God Siva. It Is Said That Mylitta Of The Babylonians, A Name Of Snccoth-.benoth, Also Meant Mother. The Sakti Of Siva Is Also Called Vali Or Bali, Under Which Appellation She Assumed The Form Of A Girl Twelve ...

Or Metempsychosis
Metempsychosis, Or Transmigration Of The Soul, Is Believed In By The Hindus And Buddhists Of Asia, And By All The Pre-aryan Aboriginal Races In British India. The Metempsychosis Doctrine Seems To Have Been Held Coeval Amongst The Brahmans And Egyptians. The Pythagorean Sect Of Magna Grecia Seem To Have Derived ...

Or Moluccas
Moluccas, Or Spice Islands, Are Terms Often Applied To All The Groups Of Islands Lying Between Celebes And New Guinea, Although Politically This Name Is Restricted To The Dutch Spice Islands. The Groups Are Under Three Dutch Residencies, Viz,--l The Ternate Islands, Including The Moluccas Proper, Comprising Ternate, Gilolo, Batchian, ...

Or New Guinea
New Guinea, Or Tana Papua, Is An Island On The Eastern Border Of The Eastern Archipelago. Its North Coast Is Generally High ; Towards The Sea There Is Low Land, But A Little Way Inland A Chain Of Mountains Extends Parallel To The Coast, And Elevated In Some Places 4000 ...