Khana Qubadi (Kurdish: Xana Qubadí, خانا قوبادی), was born in 1700 AC in Hewraman Province in Kurdistan. He was a pioneer Kurdish poet who wrote in Kurdish Hawrami dialect.
He valued the Kurdish language in his work. Although the literature of his time was highly influenced by Persian literature but he believed that Kurdish is still the preferable language in for his poetry. He said:
Although it's said that Persian's sweet as sugar,
For me is Kurdish sweeter still.
Clearly, in this perfidious world,
Everyone is happiest with his own mother tongue.