A bibliography of southern Kurdish II
C. J. Edmonds
The royal central Asian society
Kurdistan in ‘Iraq is divided into three parts, corresponding approximately to three earlier principalities: Badinan, between the national frontiers and the Great Zab, comprising the northern districts of Mosul liuia; Soran, between the two Zabs, corresponding to Arbil lima-, and Baban, from the Little Zab to the Sirwan (Diyala), including the liuia of Sulaimani and part of the liuia of Kirkuk. Between the Sirwan and the Iranian boundary the qadha of Khanaqin is part of the old pashaliq of Zohab and is also predominantly Kurdish. East of Baban, in Iran, is the province officially called Kurdistan, the old Ardelan with its capital at Senna; north of it and east of Soran, in the province of Azarbaijan, is the district of Mukriyan with headquarters at Sauj Bulaq.
Badinan speaks a distinct dialect of Kurdish, referred to by people as Kirmanji; it has been almost entirely illiterate and inarticulate; it will not concern us further in this paper.
Soran, Baban, Ardelan and Mukriyan, on the other ...