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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 51.


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the nizina, who affords medical relief in a few cases. The people are
very superstitious and attribute almost all diseases to evil spirits, for
casting out which special processes are employed. Night-blindness,
which is attributed by the people to their diet of fish and dates, is
common. Fevers, sore eyes, and ulcers are of constant occurrence
Cholera and small-pox not infrequently visit the country. Vaccination
is unknown, but inoculation is popular, the usual fee being four annas.
The people thoroughly understand the value of segregation, and careful
precautions are taken against the transport of infection by flies.
Ross, Memorandunz on Mahriin (Bombay, 1867) ; East and West,
vol. iii, No. 31, May, 1904, contains an account of the ancient history
of the country by Shams-ul-ulama J. J. Modi.]
Makr2.n Coast Range.-Mountain range in Baluchistan, known
locally as Bahr-i-Garr, which skirts the Arabian Sea for 28o miles
between 250 22' and 26° o' N. and 61° 44' and 66° 3' E. Its width
varies from 35 to 70 miles. The prevailing rock is a pale-grey clay or
marl, occasionally intersected by veins of gypsum and interstratified
bands of shelly limestone and sandstone. The parallel ranges of the
system descend gradually from east to west. Everywhere defiles, rents,
and torrent beds are to be seen. The principal ridges from east to
west are Dhrun (5,177 feet), Gurangatti (3,906 feet), Taloi (3,022 feet),
and Gokprosh, whose highest point is Janzât (4,345 feet). Gokprosh
is famous as the scene of the defeat of the Baloch rebels in 1898.
Neither permanent inhabitants nor cultivated lands exist. A few
stunted trees and scrub jungle compose the only vegetation. Sind
ibex and mountain sheep are plentiful.
Makrâ.n Range, Central.-Mountain range in Baluchistan, occu-
pying the centre of Makrân, between 26° 3' and 27° 39' N. and 62°
19' and 650 43' 1=. Springing from the hills of the Jhalawân country
its two well-defined and gradually descending ridges, the Zangi Lak
or Dranjuk hills (6,166 feet) on the north and the Koh-i-Patandar
(7,490 feet) with its continuation the Kech Band (3,816 feet) on the
south, run west-south-west for about 250 miles. The tumbled mass in
the centre merges on the west into the Zâmuran hills, and the northern
portion stretches into the Persian Bâmpusht range. The width is
uniform, about 45 miles. Sandstone is the prevailing rock, sometimes
associated with shaly strata and limestone. Within the range lie the
valleys of the Raghai, Gichk, and Gwârgo rivers, Bâlgattar, Buleda,
and Parom. The Zamurdn hills are alone inhabited, and have some
cultivation and vegetation.
Makrdna.--Village in the Parbatsar district of the State of Jodhpur,
Râjputana, situated in 270 3' N. and 74° 44' E., on the jodhpur-
Bikaner Railway. Population (1900, 5,157. The village derives its
importance from its marble quarries, which have been noted for
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