Taufiq Wahby

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Taufiq Wahby (1891–1984) was a prominent Kurdish writer, linguist and politician. He first served in the Ottoman army as a colonel[citation needed], but after the creation of Iraq by the British in 1920, he became an influential officer in the new Iraqi army. He also served eight terms in ministerial posts in the Iraqi government. He was instrumental in the design of a new Kurdish alphabet based on modified Arabic letters. Taufiq Wahbi also engaged in research concerning Yazidis and their religion.


l* Destûrî Zimanî Kurdî (Grammar of Kurdish Language), al-Haditha Publishers, Baghdad, 1929.

  • Xwêndewarî Baw (Contemporary Literacy), al-Haditha Publishers, Baghdad, 1933.
  • The remnants of Mithraism in Hatra and Iraqi Kurdistan, and its traces in Yazidism: The Yazidis are not devil-worshippers, 1962.
  • A Kurdish-English Dictionary, with C.J. Edmonds, 179 pp., Oxford Press, 1966.
  • Kurdish Studies, Kurdica Publishers, 1968.

tofiq wahby kury ma3ruf kury mohamada lasaly (1891)la slemany la daykbuwa.

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