Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Baraba, or Barabinska, the name of a steppe in Asiatic Russia, lying W. of Omsk, between the Obi and Irtisk rivers, and having a length of 400 miles and a breadth of 300. The area is broken by a few salt lakes and birch forests, but is otherwise an expanse of black loam. It was occupied in 1767 by Russian colonists.