Ancient Documents in Yazidi Language in Armenian Letters

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One of these valuable papers is a document that dates from between 1717-1730 and was preserved in St. Karapet Monastery in what is now the Mush region, Turkey (Northern Kurdistan or Western Armenia), where Armenians, Yazidis, Assyrians, Jews and Muslim Kurds lived side by side before the Ottomans exterminated them.

What is interesting about this document is that it uses a special alphabet that is very similar to the Armenian alphabet, but in Yazidi. It may be the alphabet used by Yazidi ancestors before the ethnic cleansing in that region.

One of the texts written in this document is taken from one of the Yazidi religious texts and as for the second text in the document, it is a well-known saying in Yazidi language.

This valuable document, a number of other papers, and drawings from other manuscripts, including a letter from Prince Ismail Gul-bey (dated 1909), on display at the exhibition reflect the collaborative life of the above-mentioned communities.

According to Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist and winner of the Aurora Prize who visited the exhibition, there was not a single person in the exhibition hall, as it later became known, even the guards at the entrance to the Ministry of Culture were unaware of the existence of this art exhibition, indicating that many members of the Yazidi minority were unaware of this event.

Mirza Danayi





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Ancient Documents in Yazidi Language in Armenian Letters

2023/03/79870-1678093574.jpg
Read: 1385     12:30     06 Март 2023    

One of these valuable papers is a document that dates from between 1717-1730 and was preserved in St. Karapet Monastery in what is now the Mush region, Turkey (Northern Kurdistan or Western Armenia), where Armenians, Yazidis, Assyrians, Jews and Muslim Kurds lived side by side before the Ottomans exterminated them.

What is interesting about this document is that it uses a special alphabet that is very similar to the Armenian alphabet, but in Yazidi. It may be the alphabet used by Yazidi ancestors before the ethnic cleansing in that region.

One of the texts written in this document is taken from one of the Yazidi religious texts and as for the second text in the document, it is a well-known saying in Yazidi language.

This valuable document, a number of other papers, and drawings from other manuscripts, including a letter from Prince Ismail Gul-bey (dated 1909), on display at the exhibition reflect the collaborative life of the above-mentioned communities.

According to Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist and winner of the Aurora Prize who visited the exhibition, there was not a single person in the exhibition hall, as it later became known, even the guards at the entrance to the Ministry of Culture were unaware of the existence of this art exhibition, indicating that many members of the Yazidi minority were unaware of this event.

Mirza Danayi





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis