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, a mountainous district ( īlče ) in the present province of Hakkâri in southeastern Turkey (previously in the Ottoman wilāyet of Vān). The name of the district and the district centre (old name: Nāws̲h̲ār) is presently Turkicised as Şemdinli. The district is bounded on the north and northwest by the district of Yüksekova of the same province (comprising the previous districts of Gewar and Oramār), on the south and east by the ʿIrāḳī and Persian borders. Local tradition derives the name of S̲h̲amdīnān from that of …

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Bruinessen, M.M. van, “S̲h̲amdīnān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6803>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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