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Shekak (also Shakkak, Shikakan or Shekkāk[1]) is a Kurdish tribe in West Azerbaijan province, Iran. The tribe lives around the city of Urmia
Urmia
and in 37 village in Sharran sub district of Afrin district. History[edit] Among the clans of the Shekak are the 'Awdoǐ.[2] According to their oral history they came from Diyarbakır
Diyarbakır
in the 17th Century and settled west of Lake Urmia,[2] which displaced the Donboli
Donboli
tribe.[3] The first known chieftain of the 'Awdoǐ was Ismail Agha who died in 1816 and whose tomb is beside the Naslu River.[3] His grandson Jafar Agha was executed as a bandit in Tabriz
Tabriz
in 1905.[2] Jafar's brother, Simko Shikak, was allegedly responsible for leading the anti-Christian and anti-Alevite[4] massacres in the area before and during World War I and supposed organized resistance against the cruel regime of Reza Shah.[5] Notes[edit]

^ Oberling, Pierre (20 July 2004). "Kurdish Tribes". Encyclopædia Iranica. New York. Retrieved 6 August 2013.  ^ a b c Houtsma, M. Th.; et al. (1993). "Salmas". E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936. 4 (Reprint ed.). E.J. Brill. p. 118. ISBN 90-04-09796-1.  ^ a b Houtsma, M. Th.; et al. (1993). "Shakāk". E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936. 4 (Reprint ed.). E.J. Brill. p. 290. ISBN 90-04-09796-1.  ^ Izady, Mehrdad (1992). The Kurds: A Concise Handbook. Crane Russak. p. 58. ISBN 9780844817293.  ^ O'Leary, Brendan; Ṣāliḥ, Khālid (2005). "The Denial, Resurrection, and Affirmation of Kurdistan". In O'Leary, Brendan; McGarry, John; Salih, Khaled. The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 3-46. ISBN 0-8122-3870-2. 

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