Salmān, Ḥanna (1914–1981) [Syr. Orth.]
He was born in Maʿsarteh and joined the Taw Mim Simkath orphanage in Adana. He taught Syriac, French, and Arabic at the same institution, after it moved to Beirut. He graduated from the American University of Beirut, and then established in Tal Tamar, near al-Ḥasake, a school for the Assyrians. He became the principal of the Syr. Orth. schools of Qamishli, and a manager of the Electrical Company of Qamishli after its nationalization. He returned to Beirut where he taught at the American University. He died in a car accident in 1981.
He published with Yuḥanon Qashisho a set of Syriac readers (Qamishli, 1951). He composed more than 100 poems, mostly unpublished. He translated a novel/play from French into Syriac (Munūfar Barṣūm gives the titled transcribed in Arabic as janfīfāf, i.e., Geneviève) (ms).
- Abūna, Adab, 573–74.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 79–81.
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George A. Kiraz , “Salmān, Ḥanna,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Salman-Hanna.
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Kiraz, George A. “Salmān, Ḥanna.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Salman-Hanna.
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