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Kurdish language resources



Kurdish is spoken on a daily basis in: Germany, Lebanon, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey

Encyclopedia resources on Kurdish
Kurdish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Testament in Soranî Kurdish, International Bible Society [ edit ] External links and references Kurdish language edition of Wikipedia The Kurdish Institute of Paris - Language and Literature Kurdish Kurdish ...

Kurdish people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language The Kurdish language is part of the northwestern group of the Iranian section of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family. Even though Kurdish is an Iranian language, Kurds have been ...

Balochi language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...is a distinct language and is closely related only to one of the members of Iranian language, Kurdish, but it retains striking peculiarities of its own.' [ edit ] Origin The Balochi language originated in ...

Demographics of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...is the most commonly spoken language. Kurdish is spoken in the north, and English is the most commonly spoken Western language. Most Iraqi Muslims are members of the Shiites (Shi'a), but there is a large ...

Kurdistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran , all language minorities including Kurdish speakers have the right to teach the language in schools and have publications, although these rights are ...

Indo-Iranian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dari language of Zoroastrians Balochi language Talysh language Kurdish language Southwestern ("Persid") Old Persian , Pahlavi , Persian language (including Dari , Tajik ) Tat language [ edit ] See also Language ...

Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First language in 3 Kurdish regions 2 - The capital of the Kurdish Autonomous Region is Arbil 3 - The Kurds use Ey Reqîb 4 - Citizens have religious freedom The Republic of Iraq (Arabic العراق ...

Category:Kurds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurdish Human Rights Project Kurdish Jews Kurdish alphabet Kurdish blogs Kurdish flag Kurdish language Kurdish music KurdishMedia.com Kurdistan Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran Kurdistan Province, Iran Kurdish ...

Sorani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mellen Research University Press, USA, 1992 Jemal Nebez: Toward a Unified Kurdish Language. NUKSE 1976 Prof. M. Izady: The Kurds. A Concise Handbook. Dep. of Near Easter Languages and Civilization Harvard ...

Kurdish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurdish language This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. If an internal link referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to ...



Academic resources on Kurdish
Yamada Language Center: Kurdish WWW Guide
General Culture information along with texts and language lessons. The Kurdish Human Rights project Kurdish Language and Linguistics - Kurdish resources ...

The Kurdish People: an Analysis by language, geography, religion and ...
The Kurdish peoples speak 12 languages as mother tongues. This paper presents an extensive analysis of the Kurdish peoples and the languages they speak. SLRK Articles Menu Strategy Leader Resource Kit ...

Kurdish-name
Origin of the Kurdish name Asad Khailany, Dsc. The name of Kurds appears in different forms in ancient historical records among them are: The Sumerian - mentioned the land of Karda or Qarda and the ...

UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
Kurdish Kyrgyz Lakota Laotian Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luo Macedonian Maithili Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Mandarin Maori Marathi Mende Mongolian Navajo Nepali Norwegian Ojibwe Oromo Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese ...

Kurdish Refugees
Back to Refugee Health Kurdish Refugees From Iraq Background on Country of Origin The Kurds are a diverse ethnic group of an estimated 22 million living in the homeland known as ...

UCLA Language Materials Project - Index Page
Kurdish Kyrgyz Lakota Laotian Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luo Macedonian Maithili Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Mandarin Maori Marathi Mende Mongolian Navajo Nepali Norwegian Ojibwe Oromo Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese ...

Center For German & European Studies : University of Minnesota
Kani Xulam, Kurdish Human Rights Activist on "Public Policy Challenges and Opportunities of Kurdish Social, Economic and Cultural Self-Determination: The Case of Turkey and the European Union" 2/9/2006 ...

Minorities in the Middle East
Tour of Jewish Interest Sites in Turkey (Tom Brosnahan) Kurds MERIA Research Guide: Kurdish Studies (Hamit Bozarslan"> AKAKURDISTAN (Susan Meiselas) American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) ...

FROM THE EDITORS
...and have made valuable contributions to it. The initiative in bringing to print The Journal of Kurdish Studies is in no small measure a response to the burgeoning of Kurdish studies. The Journal seeks ...

Global Voices Online » Blog Archive » Travels in the Kurdish ...
...kurdish journalist living in Syria, Massoud Hamid. He was arrested in July 2004 and sentenced to three years in prison for “membership of a secret organisation? after posting photos of a Kurdish ...



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Government resources on Kurdish
http://www.voa.gov/kurdish/
...million). Kurdish is also spoken in Lebanon, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan and Afghanistan. The total Kurdish-speaking ...

Kurdish
...million). Kurdish is also spoken in Lebanon, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan and Afghanistan. The total Kurdish-speaking ...

ALA-LC Romanization Tables
The table for Kurdish is a revised table that replaces both the Kurdish (in Perso-Arabic Script) table (p. 114-155) and the Kurdish (1946) section of the Non-Slavic Languages (in Cyrillic Script ...

Life Under Saddam Hussein
...attacks against at least 40 Kurdish villages between 1987-1988. The largest was the attack on Halabja which resulted in approximately 5,000 deaths. o 2,000 Kurdish villages were destroyed during ...

CultureConnect: CultureConnect Visitors
...seeks to improve cross-cultural understanding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kurdish Musicians from Iraq Participated in a Joint CultureConnect Visitor/USUN Program in the U.S. ...

CIA - The World Factbook -- Iraq
97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3% Languages: Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Assyrian, Armenian Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write ...

Iraq : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of ...
Kurdish Problem The Iraqi Communists and Baathist Iraq Impact of the Iranian Revolution on Iraqi Shias Internal ...

NIFL-ESL 1997: RE: Kurdish Identity and Assimilation
RE: Kurdish Identity and Assimilation From: Charles Jannuzi ( [email protected] ) Date: Fri Aug 01 1997 - 04:56:57 EDT Next message: Fran Keenan: "Budget Bill and Immigrant Benefits" Previous ...

United States Court of Appeals
...petitioning for Kurdish-language education for their children. The Report also describes police interference with Kurdish groups: “Police exerted pressure against Kurdish cultural groups and ...

VOA Affiliate Relations
Kurdish Lao Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovene Spanish Swahili Thai Tibetan Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese ...



".org" resources on Kurdish
Washington Kurdish Institute
For Kurdish People Worldwide. 611 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20024, USA [email protected] 202-484-0140 (tel) -0142 (fax) Translate to German, French, Italian, Spanish. Kurdish news clip archive ...

Kurdish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Testament in Soranî Kurdish, International Bible Society [ edit ] External links and references Kurdish language edition of Wikipedia The Kurdish Institute of Paris - Language and Literature Kurdish ...

Kurdish people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...speak Kurdish in public, unless all those present do not. It is claimed that Kurdish human rights activists are mistreated. No political parties are allowed for any group, Arab or Kurdish. Population ...

American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN)
American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) Declaration of Conscience | Current Updates | Kurds & US Congress | Kurds & Hollywood | Kurds & Their Events | Iraqi Kurdistan | Our Map | Our ...

DozaMe.org - Transmitting The Kurdish Cause
DozaMe.org) - The Kurdish news agency ANF spoke to the Turkish police officer Hasan Açil who is the prisoner of HPG guerrillas in an undisclosed location in the Kurdish mountains. Hasan Açil was ...

Kurdish National Congress of North America - kncna.org
The Kurdish National Congress is a non-profit, member-driven organization representing Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan living in the United States and Canada. Its objective is to unite Kurds ...

[KAL] Kurdish Academy of Language
The Kurdish Academy of Language "Herwekí me cend jaran gotiye yekitiya mileté kurd bi yekítiya zimané kurdí téte pé. Di yekítiya zimané de gava péshín jhí yekítiya herfan e . Yaní jhi ...

Kurdistan - Turkey
...identified themselves as Kurds and spoke Kurdish. Kurds who publicly or politically asserted their Kurdish identity or publicly espoused using Kurdish in the public domain risked public censure ...

Kurdish Human Rights Project
EU-TURKEY CIVIC COMMISSION & LORD REA invite you to the EU, TURKEY and the KURDISH QUESTION AFTER 3 OCTOBER 2005 – WHAT FUTURE FOR TURKEY 'S ACCESSION? Public Meeting, Tuesday 22 November 2005, 7 ...

Kurdish - Wiktionary
Of, from, or pertaining to Kurdistan, the Kurdish people or the Kurdish language [ edit ] Translations Chinese: 库尔德的 Finnish: kurdilainen , kurdi - ( in compounds ) French: kurde German: kurdisch Kurdish: ...



Commercial resources on Kurdish

The Kurdish language is an Iranian language spoken in the region called Kurdistan, including Kurdish populations in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.[1] Kurdish is an official language in Iraq while it is banned in Syria where it is forbidden to publish material in Kurdish [2]. Before August 2002, the Turkish government placed severe restrictions on the use of Kurdish, prohibiting the language in education and broadcast media.[3] The Kurdish alphabet is still not recognized in Turkey, and use of the Kurdish letters X, W, Q which do not exist in the Turkish alphabet have led to judicial persecution in 2000 and 2003 [4] [5]. In Iran, though it is used in the local media and newspapers, it is not allowed to be taught in schools [6] [7]. As a result many Iranian Kurds have left for Iraq where they can study in their native language.[8]

The Kurdish language belongs to the western sub-group of the Iranian languages which belong to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages family. The most closely related languages to Kurdish are Balochi, Gileki and Talysh, all of which belong to the north-western branch of Iranian languages. Persian which belongs to the south-western branch, is also considered a related language.


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