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, also ḥamawand (generally Arabicized as Aḥmadwand, though Ḥama is the normal hypocoristic form of Muḥammad), a small Kurdish tribe of obscure origins, numbering about 10,000 souls, now settled mainly in the Čamčamāl and Bāzyān districts west of Sulaymāniya, in ʿIrāḳ. The chief family is divided into the four branches Ramawand, Ṣafarwand, Ras̲h̲awand and Bagzāda. Ag̲h̲as of this family were until recently established in some fifty villages of the area, having both tribal followers and client villagers in their service.

With the exception of one offshoot, which went to S̲h̲ī…

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MacKenzie, D.N., “Hamawand”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2660>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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