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1872 Excerpt: ...was 14,677 vessels and 3,173,787 tons. The value
of the imports from foreign countries (United Kingdom included)
into British India, for tho year 1870, was: merchandise,
$164,012,504; treasure, $69,468,185; total, $233,480,689; the
United Kingdom contributing nearly half the total. In tho latter
months of 1871 the English Government of India undertook, for the
second time, an expedition against the Looshai. The Txioshai
country is in India, lying north of the British province of
Chittagong, southwest of the protected state of Munnipoor, Bonth of
the tea-district portion of British Cachar, and due west of the
protected stato of Tiporah. A line duo east from Calcutta, three
hundred miles distant, strikes the southeastern angle of the
district in question. This tract of country is about sixty miles
broad at tho widest part, and one hundred and thirty-five miles
long. It is hilly and densely covered with jungle, traversed by
numerous streams, and only sparsely inhabited by a semi-nomadic
race of men, who Eass their time alternately in rude cultivation,
unting, and internal warfare, varied by occasional predatory
incursions on territory occupied either by the British or the
semi-independent states protected by Great Britain. There are no
roads, the district never having been surveyed, and being as little
explored as the interior of Africa. The best paths are the dry beds
of streams, by traversing which the traveller not only obtains
means of passage throngh the hills and jungle, but also shelter
from the rays of the sun afforded by overhanging trees. Respecting
the inhabitants of this country, they are as little known as the
country itself, but are believed by some to be of Malay origin.
They are divided into numerous clans, of most of which the very
names are u...
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