Prologue

From the Book:
The origins of the Kurds and their language
By:
Taufiq Wahby (1891-1984)
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“The unity of the Kurds must be explained by a Median basis.” — Professor Vladimir Minorsky
 
Colonel Wahby, the foremost Kurdologist of the present time, presented this lecture to the K.S.S.E., UK branch conference on 22nd December 1964. His first major work was the pioneer Kurdish grammar, “Dastûr i Zemân i Kurdi” published in 1929-30. His latest is the Clarendon Press - Oxford, Kurdish-English Dictionary of which he is co-author with C. J. Edmonds.