Guran (Kurdish tribe)

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A Gurani child in Kurdish costume

Guran or Goran (Kurdish: گوران‎) is a Kurdish tribe.[1][2][3] They live in some regions of Iranian Kurdistan like Hawraman and Dalahu near Iran-Iraqi border. Guran people of Dalahou county in Kermanshah Province are very old followers of Yarsanism. They speak Gurani dialect of Kurdish, a very similar to Hawrami dialects, a kind of Gorani language.

Branches[edit]

The Guran tribe consist of 4 clans:[4]

  1. Bivaniji
  2. Shwankare
  3. Heydari
  4. Tefanghchi

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ KURDISH TRIBES. Encyclopaedia Iranica. 
  2. ^ Jwaideh, Wadie. The Kurdish National Movement: Its Origins and Development. p. 307. 
  3. ^ Edmonds, Cecil (1957). Kurds, Turks, and Arabs: politics, travel, and research in northeastern Iraq, 1919-1925. Oxford University Press. 
  4. ^ "?" (in Persian).