Zîn-ə Hördemîr: A Lekî Satirical Verse from Lekistan

  title={Z{\^i}n-ə H{\"o}rdem{\^i}r: A Lek{\^i} Satirical Verse from Lekistan},
  author={Mustafa Dehqan},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={295 - 309}
  • Mustafa Dehqan
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
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