Celadet Bedir Khan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Celadet Bedir Khan

Syrian writer

Date of Birth: 26-Apr-1893

Place of Birth: Istanbul, Turkey

Date of Death: 15-Jul-1951

Profession: writer

Nationality: Syria

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Celadet Bedir Khan

  • Celadet Bedir Khan or Celadet Bedirkhan (Kurdish: Celadet Alî Bedirxan?; 26 April 1893 – 1951), also known as Mîr Celadet, was a Kurdish diplomat, writer, linguist, journalist and political activist.
  • He held a master's degree in law from Istanbul University, completed his studies in Munich, and spoke several languages including Arabic, Kurdish, Russian, German, Turkish, Persian and French.
  • He left Turkey in 1923 when the Kemalists declared a new republic.
  • In 1927, at a conference of Kurdish nationalists held in Beirut, a committee was formed, the Xoybûn.
  • He is known for having been the first modern linguist to compile and organise the grammar of the modern form of the Northern Kurdish language, Kurmanji, and having designed the Latin-based Hawar alphabet, which is now the formal alphabet of Kurmanji and is also frequently used for the other dialects of the Kurdish Language, having replaced the Arabic-based, Cyrillic-based, Persian-based and Armenian-based alphabets formerly used for Kurmanji.

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