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, (i) name of a Kurdish tiibe, who from ancient times have inhabited the practically inaccessible mountain districts south and east of Lake Van, a region called after them Hakkāriyya by Arab geographers and historians [see kurds ], and hence (2) the name of the extreme south-east vilâyet of the modern Turkish republic (modern name: Hakkâri), population (1960) 67,766 (the most sparsely populated area of Turkey, with a density of only 7 persons per sq. km.); the chief town is Čölemerik [q.v.]. Named by Yāḳūt ( Muʿd̲j̲am , s.v.) as a town, district and some villages in the Ḏj̲azirat…

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Ed., “Hakkārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2640>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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