Famout Speakers of Sorani Kurdish:

  • Nalî - poet, linguist, mathematician (1797-1856)
  • Massoud Barzani - president of Iraqi Kurdistan & leader of the Kurdish Democratic Party
  • Jalal Talabani - former president of Iraq & founder of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
  • Qazi Muhammad - head of the Republic of Kurdistan (January - December 1946)
  • Lady Adela - ruler of Halabja (1909-1924)
  • Bahman Ghobadi - Iranian director

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