Haji Qadir Koyi

Iraqi Kurdish poet

Haji Qadir Koyi (1817–1897) was a Kurdish poet and mullah. He tried to help the growth of nationalism among the Kurds with his writing. He wrote that Kurds should develop literature and newspapers in the Kurdish language. Kurds, he wrote, should write down their oral traditions and their ballads. Koyi thought that literature and political power were both important for the Kurds to develop a state.[1]

Haji Qadir Koyi
Native name
Born1817
Died1897
LanguageKurdish

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gunter, Michael M. (2011). "Koyi, Haji Qadir (1817–1897)". Historical Dictionary of the Kurds (2nd ed.). Lanham, MD; Toronto; Oxford: Scarecrow Press. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-8108-7507-4.