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Sind̲j̲ābī
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(in Kurdish, Send̲j̲āwī/Sind̲j̲āwī), a Kurdish tribe of Persia, playing an important role in the inter-tribal relations of western Persia, on account of its loyalty to the Iranian state and its defence of the frontiers, confronting foreign powers— Russian, British and in particular, the Ottomans.

Localisation of the tribe. The areas of habitation and of agricultural and stock-rearing activity comprised two regions: that of transhumance in summer and that of settled residence in winter.

The territories of transhumance ( ḳis̲h̲lāḳ ) included the regions of Bāg̲h̲ča, Ḳaṭār, …

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Mokri, M., “Sind̲j̲ābī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1084>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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