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Turbat-i S̲h̲aik̲h̲-i Ḏj̲ām
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, a place in the north-east of Persia (province of Ḵh̲urāsān), not far from the Afg̲h̲ān frontier; its position is approximately 61° East Long, and 35° N. Lat. It is a stage on the Mas̲h̲had-Herāt road (the distance from Turbat-i S̲h̲aik̲h̲-i Ḏj̲ām to Mas̲h̲had is about 96 miles, roughly half the distance between Mas̲h̲had and Herāt) and lies on a tributary of the Harīrūd. In the first half of the xixth century the number of houses was given at about 200 (Conolly, about 1830); towards the end of the century (1894) Yate put the number at about 250. The last named t…

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Büchner, V. F., “Turbat-i S̲h̲aik̲h̲-i Ḏj̲ām”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5837>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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