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The Zangana (Kurdish: Zengene) is a Kurdish tribe[1][2] in Kermanshah province and some parts of Iraqi Kurdistan. [3][4][5] Due to some sources they are a mixture of Kurdish and Lurish clans [6] They speak a distinct dialect. However, in recent years they have linguistically assimilated into the language practice of Sorani speakers in the area in which they live. [7]

The settlement patterns of the people have shifted since the late 1980s. The Saddam Hussein regime relocated them in the Al-Anfal Campaign of 1988; also, in the course of the refugee dislocations of 1991 the Zengana people relocated.[7]

Additional reference[edit]

  • Cecil J. Edmonds, Kurds, Turks and Arabs: Politics, Travel and Research in North-Eastern Iraq, 1919-1925, London, 1957.