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This historic dictionary was the first French-Kurdish dictionary ever published. Compiled by Auguste Jaba, a Polish diplomat in the Russian service in the Middle East, this lexical enterprise initiated an interest in the under-studied language of the Kurds. Entries are written in the modified Arabic script for Kurdish, and are provided with a pronunciation key and translation into French. Historians of the languages of Iraq and Kurdistan will find having this dictionary essential to the unfolding growth of knowledge about this region.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-926-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Feb 13,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 482
Language: French
ISBN: 978-1-59333-926-5
$202.00

This historic dictionary was the first French-Kurdish dictionary ever published. Compiled by Auguste Jaba (August Kościesza-Żaba), a Polish diplomat in the Russian service in the Middle East, this lexical enterprise initiated an interest in the under-studied language of the Kurds. Entries are written in the modified Arabic script for Kurdish, and are provided with a pronunciation key and translation into French. Historians of the languages of Iraq and Kurdistan will find having this dictionary essential to the unfolding growth of knowledge about this region.

August Kosciesza-Zaba (1801-1894) was a Polish orientalist and diplomat. He was educated in Eastern languages in St. Petersburgh and worked as a consul. He researched the Kurds and published his works on them in French.

This historic dictionary was the first French-Kurdish dictionary ever published. Compiled by Auguste Jaba (August Kościesza-Żaba), a Polish diplomat in the Russian service in the Middle East, this lexical enterprise initiated an interest in the under-studied language of the Kurds. Entries are written in the modified Arabic script for Kurdish, and are provided with a pronunciation key and translation into French. Historians of the languages of Iraq and Kurdistan will find having this dictionary essential to the unfolding growth of knowledge about this region.

August Kosciesza-Zaba (1801-1894) was a Polish orientalist and diplomat. He was educated in Eastern languages in St. Petersburgh and worked as a consul. He researched the Kurds and published his works on them in French.

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Auguste Jaba

  • AVANT PROPOS (page 5)
  • Abreviations (page 14)