POPULATION OF MALUDU.
Sherif Usman, who formerly ruled these districts with a strong hand, a list of the number of Ida'an families who paid tribute to his father. I then inquired of the chief Budrudin, of Sherifs Musahor, Abdullah, and Houssein, and of a number of traders, and their accounts do not greatly vary.
Bherif Usman received tribute from the following districts :a
Udat Milan Lotong Anduan Metunggong Bira'an Tigaman ... Taminusan Bintasan ... Bingkungan Panchur ... Bungun Tandek ...
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At six to a family, this would give nearly 30,000 people.
Comparing this statement with those given by the assembled chiefs, I find they slightly differ. They reckoned the population at 36,000 people; and I account for it, first, by Sherif Hasan not having given the population of Bintasan ; and, secondly, by his only mentioning the number of families on the Bungun who paid tribute to his father, thetre being above a thousand families who did not.
200 families of Ida'an.
300 a 100
500 a 300
1,220 families not paying revenue. 4,880 families.1,220 families not paying revenue. 4,880 families.