Sanjâbi (tribe)

The Sanjâbi or Senjâwi (Kurdish: سنجاوی ,Sincawî, Persian: ایل سنجابی), is one of the biggest Kurdish tribes in Kermanshah Province of Iran and is also found in Sulaymaniyah in Kurdistan Region.[1] The Sanjabi dialect is a branch of southern Kurdish language family. They are notable for having played a leading role in the intertribal history of western Iran, protecting its borders against neighbouring powers—the Russian, British, and especially the Ottoman Empire.[2]

Sanjabi men clothing

See also

  • Karim Sanjabi - chief of Sanjabi tribe in the last decades of 20th century and was a liberal political leader in Iran


  1. ^ "کورتەێک لە مێژوی چوڵمەک (چوڵمەکیەکانی چەمچەماڵ)" (in Kurdish). November 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  2. ^ Mokri 1997, p. 641.