Born Oct. 15, 1906, in Iamanchair, former Kars Oblast; died Sept. 22, 1964, in Yerevan. Soviet Kurdish writer. Born into a peasant family. Wrote in both Kurdish and Armenian.
Amine Avdal graduated from the philology department of the University of Yerevan in 1936. His works include a collection of poems for children (Spring, 1935), the narrative poem Three Brothers (1957), the collection Kurdish Folk Tales (1957, in Armenian), and the collections First Spring (1961, in Armenian) and Poems and Narratives (1963, in Kurdish). He is also the author of works on ethnography, among which are The Kurds in Soviet Armenia (1953), Everyday Life of the Kurds of Transcaucasia (1957), Kinship Relations Among the Kurds (1965 edition), and others.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
In Sovetskie kurdskie poety. Yerevan, 1956.
Parishan, Khalil i Sinem: Poemy. Yerevan, 1965.