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Hakkari, a chief branch of the Kurds who give their name to the mountainous district in the province of Van, Turkish Kurdistan, of which they are the original inhabitants. The Hakkari are turbulent and fanatical Mohammedan nomads, divided into a large number of sub-tribes. It was in the Hakkari country that the Oriental scholar and explorer, M. Schulz, was murdered in 1829, and most of the predatory expeditions against the surrounding Christian communities (Armenians and Nestorians) are conducted by these lawless mountaineers. (W. Ainsworth, On the Hakkari, in Journal of the Riyal Geographical Society, vol. xi.)