JOMUR (also angl. Jumur), a small Sunnite Kurdish tribe of northern Lorestān. In all likelihood, it is related to the Jumur tribe of the Ḵānaqin area, which Cecil John Edmonds (1889-1979) identified as a branch of the Jubur tribal confederacy of Zummar, north of Mosul (p. 274, n. 2). According to Hyacinth Louis Rabino (1877-1950), in 1905 the Jumur comprised some 1,200 families and owned no land (p. 23). They spent winters in the territory of the wāli of the Pošt-e Kuh and summers in the districts of Asadābād and Kolyāʾ i, as well as in Hamadān province. According to Ḥosayn ʿAli Razmārā, they comprised some 1,000 households in 1942 (p. 23). In the 1980s, Iraj Afšār-Sistāni, citing the name as “Jamir,” located them in the Hamadan region (I, p. 218) and described them as Shiʿites. He also related that they were divided into two sections, ʿAbdali and Barāzi, and that they were employed in animal husbandry (dām-dāri, q.v.).



Iraj Afšār-Sistāni, Ilhā: Čādornešinān o tawāyef-e ʿašāyeri-ye Irān, 2 vols., Tehran, 1987.

Cecil John Edmonds, Kurds, Turks, and Arabs: Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iran, 1919-1925, London, 1957.

Hyacinth Louis Rabino, “Kerman-chah,” RMM 38, 1920, pp. 1-40.

Ḥosayn ʿAli Razmārā, Joḡrāfiā-ye neẓāmi-ye Irān: Lorestān, Tehran, 1941.

(P. Oberling)

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