kurdistan language

Kurdish languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji) is the largest dialect group, spoken by an estimated 15 to 20 million Kurds in Turkey, Syria, northern Iraq and northwestern Iran. Central Kurdish (Sorani) is spoken by an estimated 6 to 7 million Kurds in much of Iraqi Kurdistan and the Iranian Kurdistan Province.

Learn About Kurdish Language | The Kurdish Project
Kurmanji: Northern Kurdish. Northern Kurdish dialects, the most common of which is called Kurmanji, are spoken all over Kurdistan of Turkey, Syria, and in the Soviet Union, as well as in the extreme northern strips of Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan (in Iraq it is known as “Behdini”).

Kurdish language, alphabets and pronunciation - Omniglot
Kurdish is an Indo-Iranian language spoken in Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Syria and a ... When Kurdish is written with the Arabic script, Arabic loan words retain their ...

The Kurdish language
The Kurdistan Region's official languages for government purposes are Kurdish and Arabic. The two most widely spoken dialects of Kurdish are Sorani and ...

Kurdish | About World Languages
Jul 25, 2016 - Kurdish (Kurdi, Курди) belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the ... dialect of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, and to purge it of Arabic loanwords.

The Kurdish Language and Literature - Institut kurde de Paris
This is shown in the XIIIth century by the Kurdish historian and biographer, Ibn al-Assir, who wrote in Arabic, whilst Idris Bitlisi, a high Ottoman dignitary, ...

The Dialects of Kurdish - Kurdish linguistics project
There is a long tradition of Kurdish-language literature, scholarship, and journalism, especially in northern Iraq, but also among the diaspora population of some ...

5 Ways to Learn Key Phrases in Kurdish - wikiHow
How to Learn Key Phrases in Kurdish. Kurdistan is now split between Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Kurdish language is spoken in three main dialects: Kurmanji ...

KURDISH LANGUAGE i. HISTORY OF THE KURDISH LA ...
Dec 15, 2008 - from Old and Middle Iranian times, no predecessors of the Kurdish language are yet known.

Kurdish phrasebook - Wikitravel
Kurdish (Kurdî) is the language of the Kurdish people who live in the region known as Kurdistan that is divided between four countries – Turkey, Iraq, Iran and ...

Learning Kurdish (Kurmanji) Language - Turkish Language - YouTube
Learning Kurdish and Turkish- Kürtçe Dersleri. ... Arabic vs Persian vs Turkish - Which Language Sounds ...

The Kurdish Language - YouTube
Today's video is about the Kurdish language, spoken by the Kurdish people .... It is also one of the three ...

Useful kurdish phrases - Kurdish forum post - Polyglot Club
Jul 30, 2008 - ... you need to learn a language on the online or offline social network. ... Hello everyone, here are some basic kurdish phrases that i thought i ...

Kurdish Language | Kurdish Academy of Language
Kurdish (Kurdish: Kurdí, كوردی, Kurdî, Кöрди) language belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. Kurdish dialects are members of the northwestern ...

The History of Kurdish Language | Kurdish Academy of Language
It was a small Arabic-Kurdish glossary of some hundred words. In the introduction to this work, Barzinji tells us in Persian language why he wrote it. I cite him: "In ...

Kurdish Academy of Language | enables the Kurdish language in new ...
The prerequisite of a unified Kurdish language is a unified Kurdish alphabet. .... Kurds have started using a modified version of the Arabic script to suit the ...

Kurdish language | Britannica.com
Jan 28, 2016 - Kurdish language, a West Iranian language, one of the Indo-Iranian languages, chiefly spoken in Kurdistan. It ranks as the third largest Iranian ...

A Language Barrier: Kurdish? Arabic? English? - The New York Times
Jan 6, 2011 - We were in Iraq, so we presumed that Arabic remained the common language, but the trip to the Kurdish region, my first since before the war, ...

Kurdish - UCLA Language Materials Project: Language Profile
Kurdish has thirty-one consonant phonemes some of which have entered the language through borrowing from Arabic; and five long and four short vowel ...

Kurds - Introduction, Location, Language, Folklore, Religion, Major ...
The Kurdish language is related to Persian (or Farsi), the language spoken in Iran. Kurdish, like Persian, has also borrowed many words from the Arabic ...

Learn Kurdish Language - Android Apps on Google Play
If you ever wanted to learn the Kurdish language now you can do it with ease with this app. Learn more than 100 Kurdish words and expressions with our one ...

Kurdish, Central | Ethnologue
NT: 1994–2011. Language Resources. OLAC resources in and about Kurdish, Central. Writing. Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Other Comments. Muslim.

Kurds - Washington Post
Before World War I, traditional Kurdish life was nomadic, revolving around ... The Kurds are a non-Arabic people who speak a language related to Persian.

Kurdish Dictionary Online Translation LEXILOGOS >>
Kurdish English Dictionary Online Translation, Language, Grammar. ... Kurdish-Arabic-English dictionary (Arabic alphabet). • Kurdish-Turkish dictionary.

Kurdish language products
Kurdish language related products and information including Tutorials, System, Dictionaries, Fonts, Children's Products, and more at WorldLanguage.com.

Kurdish language to become a requirement for foreign doctors - Rudaw
Aug 20, 2016 - "We have launched courses in Kurdish language for the foreign doctors who usually only speak Arabic,"

Why does Kurdistan still not have a Unified Kurdish Language?
May 4, 2013 - It is a yet another travesty against the Kurdish people that some of their political ... they claim it competes with the language of the Arabic Quran.

How mutually intelligible are Kurdish dialects from Persian? [x-post r ...
Sep 24, 2015 - I'm not a speaker of either language but when I hear Kurdish dialects it ... a p sound in Sorani Kurdish and it does not exist in Arabic at all.

Sorani Kurdish | Home
The homepage of KurdishCentral.org – a central language learning resource for people studying Sorani Kurdish, also known as Central Kurdish. This page ...

Who are the Kurds? - BBC News - BBC.com
Kurdish men sit in the bazaar in Sulaimaniya, Iraq (17 October 2002) ... Today, they form a distinctive community, united through race, culture and language, ...

Iraq's Arabs and Kurds have no common language - Middle East Online::
Jun 5, 2014 - Most Iraqi Arabs do not speak Kurdish either, meaning some members ... Kurdish and Arabic are both official languages in Iraq, but in practice ...

After Being Banned for Almost a Century, Turkey's Kurds Are ... - Muftah
Jun 25, 2015 - Interruptions like these regularly punctuate this Kurdish language class. Barry does not mind, though. After noticing one student drop the “t” ...

Kurdish - Language Information & Resources
Information and Resources for Kurdish - One of more than 150 languages and dialects translated & interpreted by ALS International.

Is the Kurdish language used in public education? - Quora
Mar 19, 2016 - The Kurds in Iraq have their rights to study in Kurdish schools instead of Arabic. For example, in Iraqi kurdistan (Arbil city, Suleymaniya and ...

Implementation of Three Text to Speech Systems for Kurdish Language
In this paper, we implemented three synthesis systems for Kurdish language based ... Speech Synthesis Concatenative Method Kurdish TTS System Allophone ...

Online games for learning Kurdish language - Digital Dialects
The Digital Dialects Kurdish section features free to use games for learning Kurdish. Included are games for learning numbers and vocabulary. Fun online ...

Dreams of Kurdistan | The Economist
Jul 5, 2014 - Bans on the Kurdish language are being eased. (The sight of a PKK banner on any road in Turkey would previously have been unthinkable.) ...

Language Policy in Turkey and Its Effect on the Kurdish Language
For many decades the Kurdish language was ignored and banned from public use ..... While in Iraq, Kurdish alongside Arabic are the official languages of the.

#Trending: Google can now translate the Kurdish language
Feb 19, 2016 - Trending: Google can now translate the Kurdish language, Ever had the urge to ... the official language is the Sorani dialect along with Arabic.

Berkeley University offers Kurdish language course - کوردی
Deniz Ekici, the language director for the University of Arizona's new Kurdish Language and Culture Studies program in Diyarbakir, Turkey, will be teaching the ...

After 52-year ban, Syrian Kurds now taught Kurdish in schools
Nov 6, 2015 - Syrian Kurds practice reading the Kurdish language at a school in ... and Arabic, it created an opportunity to teach in different languages for the ...

Learn Kurdish - Quick Online Learning - iLanguages
Learn Kurdish online the quick and easy way. ... This means that you can actually speak the language to a certain acceptable level simply by visiting the above ...

IMDb: Most Popular Kurdish-Language Feature Films - IMDb
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the ...

19th Century mentality in 21st Century: Kurdish language still banned ...
Mar 12, 2011 - by Minhaj Akreyi. Kurdish language has been banned in Turkey since the creation of its modern borders in 1923. The Kurds were not allowed ...

Business Kurdish Course | Kurdish Language Training | Communicaid
With options ranging from an intensive one-to-one Kurdish language course at our ... as a trilingual translator and interpreter, in Kurdish, English and Arabic.

Kurdish to English and English to Kurdish ... - Language Scientific
Kurdish is chiefly spoken in the parts of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey which form Kurdistan. It has the official status of a national language in Iraq alongside Arabic.

"Kurds in Turkey and in (Iraqi) Kurdistan" by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
In Turkey, Kurdish-medium schools are not allowed, and Kurdish children do not ... policy vis-a`-vis the Kurds (including Kurdish language rights in education) in ...

A note on language politics in Iraqi Kurdistan and their repercussions ...
developments in Iraqi Kurdistan, particular in the fields of language and education ... there has been no serious efforts to adopt the Arabic script for Kurdish.

Kurdish Language | Facebook
The Kurdish language (Kurdish: Kurdî or کوردی) is a term used for the language spoken by Kurds. It is mainly concentrated in the parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria.

Hassakeh Schools Switch to Kurdish Language Education | Syria ...
Nov 24, 2015 - Hassakeh Schools Switch to Kurdish Language Education ... “The government's Arabic curriculum and the Kurdish curriculum are both still ...

An Expat's View on Kurdistan: Language - Iraq News Gazette
However, the question immediately has to be begged about which Kurdish one ... of Arabic, growing up and educated in a postl1991 Kurdistan when the Kurdish ... Striking also to Kurdish language learners is the richness of vocabulary as it ...

Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism
Language in Iraqi Kurdistan Even before 1932, when Iraq won its ... Even earlier, in 1919, “the British introduced Kurdish in place of Arabic for official matters ...

Prohibitions Against the Use of Kurdish and Languages Other than
RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE KURDISH LANGUAGE. International Legal Protections. International law protects the rights of persons to assert their ...

Turkey's Kurdish language policy - Welat Zeydanlioglu
ically analyses the recent developments in Turkey's Kurdish language policy and the reform efforts of ... ings from Arabic and Persian as well as other languages.

International English Language Centre | University of Kurdistan Hewlêr
The English Language Centre (ELC) is an essential department within the UKH ... offers community English courses to the non-institutional Kurdish community.

Kurdish (Sorani) Language Course | The American University of Iraq ...
The Professional Development Institute offers conversational Kurdish language courses for those who wish to improve and expand their knowledge of Kurdish ...

Brief Grammar and Vocabulary of the Kurdish Language of the ... - JStor
signs in writing the Kurdish words, either in the Grammar or in the Vocabulary. They are doubtless intended to represent the. Arabic he, kdf, sdd, and td.

Kurdish Language and Culture Studies | The Center for Middle ...
This ground-breaking Kurdish Language and Culture Studies (KLCS) study abroad program is an intensive two-month summer program based in Istanbul, ...

Kurdish Language and Literature • Institute of Iranian Studies ...
Kurdish language, history and literature has been a main area of research at the ... In Kurdish literature both the Arabic script as well as the Latin script are used.

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Language Studies, a Significant Step ...
Aug 20, 2015 - On his first visit to Sanandaj in July 2015, President Rouhani announced the prospects of introducing Kurdish language studies as well as a ...

Speaking Kurdish in Turkey | Cultural Survival
Entrepreneurs are applying in droves for permission to set up private schools for Kurdish language instruction, and Kurdish radio and television broadcasts are ...

Learn Kurdish Online - Write or Speak in Kurdish Language Exchange
Learn and practice your Kurdish with a native speaker in a language exchange via ... Hi to all I'm student in France and i speak the languages: Kurdish, Arabic, ...

English Kurdish Translation
Translate fulltext from English to Kurdish, Kurdish to English, Arabic to ... other features like Kurdish spell check, Kurdish text conversion, learning English, ... Below are the common English basic phrases and their meaning in other languages: ...

Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training in the ...
May 29, 2014 - Kurdish-language version ... Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq: Arabic-language version.

Iran's University of Kurdistan Opens Department of Kurdish Language ...
Jul 30, 2015 - Tehran, Iran (GVO) – Iran's University of Kurdistan has opened a new department of Kurdish Language and Literature. Bakhtiar Sajjadi, the ...

Kurdistan: Kurdish Language Day and the hundredth years of the ...
May 17, 2016 - 15th of May is celebrated as 'Kurdish Language Day' among Kurdish people in Turkey (North Kurdistan) since 2006 and also in the ...

Language Policy and National Unity: The Dilemma of the Kurdish ...
Mar 30, 2009 - Turkish state's language policies in regards to the Kurdish language. ... Turkey, Kurdish, Turkish, language policy, nationalism, Social Sciences, ...

Sorani Kurdish versus Kurmanji Kurdish: An Empirical Comparison
Aug 9, 2013 - In fact, Kurdish is considered a bi-standard language (Gautier, 1998; Hassanpour et al., 2012): the Sorani dialect written in an Arabic-based al-.

Kurdish: Languages of the Near & Middle East at SOAS: University of ...
Languages of the Near & Middle East at SOAS. Akkadian · Arabic · Armenian · Avestan; Georgian; Hebrew · Hittite · Kurdish · Pashto · Persian · Sumerian ...

Offline Kurdish English Dictionary Translator for Tourists, Language ...
Apr 24, 2013 - Offline Kurdish to English Dictionary, Translation - Over 60,000 entries. - Bi-directional - Simple search screen ...More. Stillpig.com Web ...

Kurdish Word List - 101 Languages
The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Kurdish language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words.

LANGUAGE PLANNING IN DIASPORA: THE CASE OF KURDISH ...
In Iraq, Arabic and. Kurdish are two Iraqi official languages of since the Constitution adopted in October 2005. Kurdish is the official language of the. Kurdistan ...

Kurdistan (Iraqi) TV - TV from Kurdistan-Iraq. - wwiTV.com
KNN Channel · Live, KNN or Kurdish News Network, is a Kurdish language ... Other languages such as Persian and Arabic are also used in some programmes.

Iraqi Kurdistan Rural University Partnership Program | Virginia Tech ...
The Iraqi Kurdistan Rural University Partnership Program was designed to create ... to strengthen university administration, reform English language curricula, and ... The program created opportunities for Kurdish university administrators to ...

Learn the 30 most important words in Kurdish! - 17 Minute Languages
In this video you will learn the most important words in Kurdish: .... Home: Learn 50 important words in 70 different languages!

The Kurdish People: an Analysis by language, geography, religion ...
The Kurdish peoples speak 12 languages as mother tongues. ... There may be some Kurds with native language Arabic, but I found no information on this.

The Poetry of Kurdistan: Language Embodies Kurdish National Unity
Article # : 18657. Section : CULTURE. Issue Date : 8 / 1991, 5,036 Words. Author : Joyce Blau. Despite the genocidal wars against the Kurds by Saddam ...

Syria's first Kurdish-language newspaper - Al Jazeera English
Oct 18, 2013 - Only its staff knows the extreme challenges that the first Kurdish-language newspaper in Syria faces: hardly any electricity, no Internet, no rotary ...

Language barrier and the future of Arab-Kurdish relations in Iraq | The ...
Feb 22, 2013 - Although Arabic and Kurdish are both recognized as official languages in the Iraqi Constitution, Arabic has maintained its position as the ...

Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy
This chapter concludes with an analysis oftheIraqi Kurdish economy. ... Contextual analysis The geographical context of Iraqi Kurdistan Language Religion and ...

Kurdish-Kurmanji - ILR
Jump to Online Language Materials/Tutorials - Yahoo! Kurdish Language Search Large collection of sites, many of which are noted below. Kurdish Virtual ...

Sheyholislami, Jaffer - School of Linguistics and Language Studies
2016. “It is the Hardest to Keep”: Kurdish as a Heritage Language in the United States. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 237, 75-98. (with Amir ...

Kurdistan on the Global Stage: Kinship, Land, and Community in Iraq
Kurdish language is written in a number of different scripts. The Arabic script is most common in Iraq, followed by the Latin script. Because of its similarity to ...

Language Barrier Cuts Between Iraq's Arabs and Kurds - NDTV.com
Jun 9, 2014 - Kurdish and Arabic are both official languages in Iraq, but in practice federal business is largely conducted in Arabic, while the Kurds' regional ...

Easy Kurdish Sorani (Audio), - Memrise
Kurdish people are always been optimistic about their own state again soon hopefully. Country: Kurdistan. Language: Kurdish.Type of Languages: Sorani ...

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. - About Iraqi-Kurdistan
Languages: mainly Kurdish; Turkmani, Arabic, Armenian, and Assyrian in some areas. The Kurdish language is distinct and is in the family of Iranian languages, ...

Turkish ban on speaking Kurdish challenged - World news - Europe ...
Feb 24, 2009 - Turkey is a candidate for membership in the European Union, which has pushed for more Kurdish rights. The issue of language has come up in ...

Schools in Iran's Kurdistan province to promote Kurdish language
Aug 23, 2015 - The head of the Kurdistan board of education says the Kurdish language will be incorporated into middle school text books for the next ...

PressTV-Kurdish allowed in Iranian university
Jul 27, 2015 - Iran has officially included the Kurdish Language and Literature major in college curriculum in the Kordestan region in west of the country.

The Legal Status of the Kurdish Language in Iraq | Niqash
Nov 7, 2007 - The first sentence of Article 4 of the permanent constitution states that, "Arabic and Kurdish languages are the two official languages for Iraq.

'If we lose our language, we lose everything': the politics of the Kurdish ...
Banned for decades by the Turkish republic, the Kurdish language was on the verge of being lost. But with recent breakthroughs in Kurdish education, is the ...

Kurdistan - Encyclopedia Dramatica
Jump to Kurdish Language - Kurds claim they have their own language, however, IRL, they keep switching between Arabic and teh "Kurdish language" ...

Kurdistan - PSU
It is not clear when precisely a distinct Kurdish identity emerged; however, based on .... Despite protest of the Kurdish people, Arabic remained the language of ...

the kurds - BFA
4. History - Religion - Language - Politics ... The language varieties of the Kurds . ... been consumed with the question of Kurdish “nationality,” whether those works focus ...... categorization sets Kurdish apart from Arabic and Turkish and places.

Turkey: Kurdish Language Allowed But Discouraged | Pulitzer Center
Jun 21, 2012 - The Turkish government recently lifted a decades-long ban on the Kurdish language in schools, but a young Kurdish activist says they still have ...

A short history of the Kurds | The World - Blogs - FT.com
Oct 17, 2014 - Just as the Kurdish people inhabit different countries, the Kurdish language is written in a range of scripts, including the Perso-Arabic alphabet ...

Kurdistan | Jewish Virtual Library
An ancient tradition relates that the Jews of Kurdistan are the descendants of ... there were 25,000 Jews who spoke the language of the Targum (Aramaic) ..... an Aramaic with insertions of Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Arabic, and Hebrew words.

Kurdish Translation Services - English to Kurdish Translations
We also translate Kurdish to and from any other world language. We can translate into ... Kurdish in Iran and Iraq is written using Arabic alphabet. In Turkey and ...

Kurdish phrasebook – Travel guide at Wikivoyage
Kurdish is the language of the kurdish people who live in the region known as Kurdistan that comprises of four countries Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.