AḤMADĀVAND, a small, sedentary Kurdish tribe of western Iran, inhabiting some five villages in the dehestān of Dorū Farāmān, southeast of Kermānšāh. The Aḥmadāvands supported Karīm Khan Zand and were moved to Fārs by that ruler along with other Kurdish tribes. But they returned to the Kermānšāh area after the fall of the Zands.


H. L. Rabino, “Kermanchah,” RMM 38, March 1920, p. 18.

J. R. Perry, Karim Khan Zand, Chicago, 1979, p. 225.

(P. Oberling)

Originally Published: December 15, 1984

Last Updated: July 28, 2011

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Vol. I, Fasc. 6, p. 665

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P. Oberling, “AḤMADĀVAND,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/6, p. 665; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/ahmadavand-a-small-sedentary-kurdish-tribe-of-western-iran-inhabiting-some-five-villages-in-the-dehestan-of-doru-fara (accessed on 28 March 2014).