A bibliography of southern Kurdish - III
C. J. Edmonds
The royal central Asian society
IN the Society’s Journal for July, 1937, will be found a Bibliography of Kurdish Periodicals and Books published in Iraq up to the end of 1936, with a short introduction on the distribution of Kurdish dialects. Twenty-four years have now elapsed since the first number of Pishl^ewtin (September 20, 1920) was issued to a delighted Sulaimani, and a quarter of a century since Kurdish was made for the first time the official language of an administration. The present is thus perhaps an appropriate moment to bring the record up to date and to analyse progress.
At first sight the literary output of the Kurds in this period seems to have been astonishingly meagre. The four-page Pish^eustin, with changes of the name to Bang y Kurdistan, Rhoj y Kurdistan, Umiyd y Istyqlal, Jiyanetuc and Jiyan, has continued to appear in Sulaimani, as a bi-weekly, weekly, or fortnightly, almost ...