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Vate Publishing House

vate_resimIn 1996, a group of writers from different regions writing in the Kirmanckî dialect of Kurdish gathered in the Swedish capital of Stockholm under the name of Grûba Xebate ya Vateyî (Vate Working Group). The goal of this group was the standardization of Kirmanckî. This group held 28 meetings between 1996 and 2016. In these meetings, members made decisions regarding correct writing practices and language standardization. The members of the group looked at Kirmanckî words and the many different ways they are used in daily language and, developing certain special criteria, they moved toward a standardized form of Kirmanckî. As well, special terminology was created in the areas of politics, art, military, government, cinema, etc., and a dictionary containing these created words was later published. In these meetings, they did not limit themselves to generating dictionaries, but also fixed the rules for proper writing, publishing a book called Rastnuştişê Kirmanckî (Proper Kirmanckî Writing). The decisions taken in these meetings were published in the issues of the Vate journal that began publication in 1997. As the publication organ of this group, the Vate journal has produced 48 issues between 1997 and 2016.

The Vate Publishing House was founded in the name of this group and the Vate journal, and it functions as a continuation of this work. Its publishing policy, which aims to print Kirmanckî books, is in keeping with these priorities. From 2003 onward, the Vate journal began a new period as an organ of this publishing house. Vate Publishing House has thus far published 92 books and 28 issues of the Vate journal. Fifty-five of these books are in the Kirmanckî dialect of Kurdish.

Contact information:

Address: Katip Mustafa Çelebi Mahallesi, Tel Sokak No:18, Kat:3 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Telephone: 0 212 244 94 14

E-mail: kovaravate@yahoo.com