The Tale of Suto and Tato: Kurdish Text with Translation and Notes


Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

The Tale of Suto and Tato: Kurdish Text with Translation and Notes

B. Nikitine and Late Major E. B. Soane

The story of Suto and Tato is in no way fiction, it is a lively reality, and anyone even slightly acquainted with these far-distant, but beautiful and picturesque countries and their inhabitants, will confirm my statement. The principal actors, Shaikh Muhammad Sadiq, the Shaikh of Barzan, Tato, Osman—Suto’s elder son, are no longer alive. I am not certain about Suto himself. This old man, a perfect type of a Kurdish chief ruling over the most impregnable region of Central Kurdistan, may yet be alive. At any rate, in 1918 he was. Mulla Said, the narrator, was murdered in Urumia in July, 1918, by his countrymen. Peace be on him!

How to Cite This Article

 B. Nikitine and Late MajorE. B. Soane (1923). The Tale of Suto and Tato: Kurdish Text with Translation and Notes. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 3, pp 69-106. doi:10.1017/S0041977X00000069.

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