Kurdish people
The Kurds (Kurdish: کورد Kurd) are an ethnic Iranian group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a contiguous area spanning adjacent parts of modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, a geo-cultur...
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Mehdi Zana, a voice from behind the bars
“I had been in jail for 18 months before I was taken to court. While I was waiting to be called into the courtroom I asked to go to the lavatory because I wanted to see my face in the mirror. I stood ...
What I Witnessed in Diyarbakir Prison | American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN)
My name is Mehdi Zana. I’d like to start by expressing my appreciation to the organizers of the International Day against Torture, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and the Torture Abolition and S...
History of the Kurdish people
The Kurds are an ethnic Iranian group who have historically inhabited the mountainous areas to the south of Caucasus (Northern Zagros and Eastern Taurus mountain ranges), a geographical area collectiv...
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Kurdish language
The Kurdish languages (Kurdî or کوردی) are several Western Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in western Asia. The Kurdish languages are divided into four dialect groups, known as Kurmanji or North...
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Kurdish population
The Kurdish people, the largest stateless nation in the world, live in Kurdistan which has been occupied by Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria since 16th century, with a population of an estimated 40 milli...
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Kurdish nationalism
Kurdish nationalism is the political movement holding that the Kurdish people are deserving of a sovereign nation in their homeland, Kurdistan, partitioned out of the territories in which Kurdish peop...
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Kurdistan Workers Party
The Kurdistan Workers' Party, commonly referred to by its Kurdish acronym, PKK (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistani) is a terrorist Kurdish organization.From 1984 to 2013, PKK fought an armed struggle against...
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Kurds in Syria
Kurdish inhabited areas are shaded in blue for areas inside Syria and light blue for areas outside the country.Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, comprising 10 to 15 percent of the countr...
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Kurds in Azerbaijan
Kurds settled what is now Azerbaijan in waves at various times beginning in the ninth century. By the tenth century, Ganja and its surroundings were ruled by the Shaddadids, a dynasty of Kurdish origi...
Kurdish culture
Kurdish Culture is a group of distinctive cultural traits practiced by Kurdish people. The Kurdish culture is a legacy from ancient peoples who shaped modern Kurds and their society.Some aspects of Ku...
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Kurdish literature
Kurdish literature (in Kurdish: Wêjeya Kurdî) refers to literature written in the Kurdish language. Literary Kurdish works have been written in each of the four main dialects of Zazaki, Gorani, Kurman...
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Kurdish music
Kurdish music (Kurdish: موسیقای کوردی Musîqayî Kurdî) refers to music performed in Kurdish language.Traditionally, there are three types of Kurdish Classical performers - storytellers (Kurdish:...
Kurdish diaspora
The Kurdish people, the largest stateless nation in the world, live in Kurdistan which has been occupied by Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria since 16th century, with a population of an estimated 40 milli...
Kurdish Jews
Jews of Kurdistan (Hebrew: יהודי כורדיסטן‎, Yehudei Kurdistan, lit. Jews of Kurdistan; Aramaic: אנשא דידן‎, Nashi Didan, lit. our people; Kurdish: Kurdên cihû) are the ancient Eastern ...
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Kurdish tribes
The following is a list of tribes of Kurdish people from the geo-cultural region of Kurdistan.
The following are tribes from the autonomous region of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan:
Yazidi
The Yazidis (/jəzˈiːdiːz/ yah-ZEE-dees), also Yezidi, Êzidî or Yazdani, are an ethnoreligious group. They live primarily in the Nineveh Province of Iraq. Additional communities in Armenia, Georgia, an...
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Ahl-e Haqq
The Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (Kurdish: یارسان‎, Yarsan, Persian: اهل حق‎ Ahl-e Haqq "People of Truth"), is a syncretic religion founded by Sultan Sahak in the late 14th century in western Iran...
Kurdish rebellions
This is an incomplete list of Kurdish uprisings.
Firuz-Shah Zarrin-Kolah
Firuz Shah Zarrin Kolah (Persian: فیروزشاه زرین کلاه, literal meaning in English: The victorious king bearing golden hat‎) was a Kurdish dignitary, and the seventh in the ancestral line of Shayk...
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Yazidism
The Yazidis (also Yezidi, Êzidî, Yazdani) (/jəzˈiːdiːz/ yah-ZEE-dees) are a Kurdish religious community whose syncretic but ancient religion Yazidism (a kind of Yazdânism) is linked to Zoroastrianism ...
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