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Jaʿfar Šojāʿ Keyhāni
poet and scholar of the Safavid period.
Kurdish political leader, who as secretary general of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), led the Kurdish nationalist struggle for autonomy and democracy in Iran.This Article Has Images/Tables.
Like most present-day tribal confederacies in Persia, the Il-e Qašqā ʾi is a conglomeration of clans of different ethnic origins, Lori, Kurdish, Arab and Turkic.
Qašqāʾi is a language of southwestern or Oghuz branch of Turkic languages, spoken in the Iranian provinces of Hamadan and Fārs, especially in the region to the north of Shiraz.
Morteżā Ḥoseyni Dehkordi and EIr
(1909-1989), known also as Fāḵtaʾi, a master vocalist of Persia in the second half of the 20th century.
Philip G. Kreyenbroek
a type of poetry that plays a central role in the religious life of the Yezidis. These hymns are chanted to music on solemn religious occasions.
Sajjad H. Rizvi
, Moḥammad-Saʿid b. Moḥammad-Mofid, Shiʿite philosopher, jurist, and mystic of the Safavid period (b. 1049/1640, d. after 1107/1696).
(1913-1998), noted translator.
Peter B. Golden
a loosely-held union of Turkic tribes (ca. 1030-1237) deriving from the Kimek state and tribes, who came into western and central Eurasian steppes from the east.