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Ehmedê Xanî

About Ehmedê Xanî

Ahmad Khani, Ahmad-i Khani or Ehmede Xani (Kurdish: Ehmedê Xanî , 1650–1707) was a Kurdish writer, poet and philosopher. He was born amongst the Khani’s tribe in Hakkari province in present-day Turkey. He moved to Bayezid in Ritkan province and settled there. Later he started with teaching Kurdish (Kurmanji) at basic level. Khani was fluent in Kurdish, Arabic and Persian. He wrote his Arabic-Kurdish dictionary “Nûbihara Biçûkan” (The Spring of Children) in 1683 to help children with their learning process.


About Stichting Ehmedê Xanî 

The  Foundation was founded in 2018 in Amsterdam. Our foundation has many purposes.

To summarize,

To introduce the works and thoughts of Xani to the world

To introduce Kurdish literature and worksOrganize literary and philosophical activities.


Our Objectives

Books of Ehmedê Xanî

To introduce all the works of Ehmedê Xanî to world literature and languages.

Kurdish Literature

To introduce Kurdish literature and to contribute to its development.


Organizing activities such as music, concerts, theater and seminars.

Young Generations

To teach our language, literature to our newly educated young people.

Cultural Harmony

To organize joint activities with Kurdish and world artists.

Art Activities

Transferring selected examples of literature to the cinema and theater scenes.

All Programs

Event Calendar

You can participate in all our events, buy tickets online and create your own calendar.

To be or not to be

March 2018

Şevbuhêrk li Amsterdam

May 2019

Kurdish Films

May 2019

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