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( bod̲j̲nūrd ). 1. Town in Ḵh̲urāsān situated at the northern foot of Mt. Alādāg̲h̲, 57° 17′ E. Long. (Greenw.) 37° 29′ N. Lat., alt. 698 m.

We find no information about the town before the time of the Ṣafawids, when the S̲h̲adlū tribe of Kurds was settled in this area by S̲h̲āh ʿAbbās I. It is uncertain whether Bud̲j̲nūrd was called Būzand̲j̲ird before this time, but the ruins of an old citadel ( arg ) and other structures indicate that the town is old.

2. District of which Bud̲j̲nūrd is the capital. The population of the s̲h̲ahristān has been estimated ca. 150,000 (1950), composed of Turk…

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Frye, R.N., “Bud̲j̲nūrd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1493>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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