Shekak (also Shakkak, Shikakan or Shekkāk) is a Kurdish tribe in West Azerbaijan province, Iran. The tribe lives around the city of Urmia. There are several songs dedicated to him. Famous Kurdish Singer (Dengbej) Sakiro dedicated a song to the ambush led by the Iranians that cost him his life. Kurds never forgot what the Assyrians and the Royal family of Iran did to them.
Among the clans of the Shekak are the 'Awdoǐ. According to their oral history they came from Diyarbakır in the 17th Century and settled west of Lake Urmia, which displaced the Donboli tribe. The first known chieftain of the 'Awdoǐ was Ismail Agha who died in 1816 and whose tomb is beside the Naslu River. His grandson Jafar Agha was executed as a bandit in Tabriz in 1905. Jafar's brother, Simko Shikak, was allegedly responsible for leading the anti-Christian and anti-Alevitemassacres in the area before and during World War I and supposed organized resistance against the cruel regime of Reza Shah.
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