Hijri Dede

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Hijri Dede was an Iraqi Turkmen poet from Kirkuk, Iraq. He wrote primarily in Turkmen, but also wrote in Persian and Kurdish.

The poet was usually quite secretive about his religious beliefs and practices: when asked by outsiders, he would often claim to be Orthodox Sunni or, sometimes, Twelver Shi'a. According to some sources, Hijri Dede died in 1952.[1]