KERMANSHAH (Kermānšāh), a province in western Iran; also the name of its principal city and capital.

i. Geography.

ii. Population.

iii. Archeology. See BISOTUN ii; GODIN TEPE; KANGAVAR.

iv. History from the Arab conquest to 1953.

v. History from 1953 to the present. Forthcoming, online.

vi. Tribes. See KURDISH TRIBES; BĀJALĀN; GURĀN; KALHOR. See also SANJĀBI and ZANGARA, forthcoming, online.

vii. Languages and dialects

viii. The Jewish community.

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"KERMANSHAH," Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2014, available at (accessed on 19 August 2014).