The literary output in Kurdish was mostly confined to poetry until the early 20th century, when more general literature began to be developed. Today, there are two principal written Kurdish dialects, namely Kurmanji in the northern parts of the geographical region of Kurdistan, and Sorani further east and south. The standard Sorani form of Central Kurdish is, along with Arabic, one of the two official languages of Iraq and is in political documents simply referred to as Kurdish.
Classification and origin
The Kurdish languages belong to the Iranian branch of the Indo-European family. They are generally classified as Northwestern Iranian languages, or by some scholars as intermediate between Northwestern and Southwestern Iranian.Martin van Bruinessen notes that "Kurdish has a strong south-western Iranian element", whereas "Zaza and Gurani [...] do belong to the north-west Iranian group".
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"And I thought, well, what if I could create an image that roughly would be the architecture of the Kurdish language incurred through an abstract design that could be used as the cover? ... by sizeable populations who have been faced with language loss, such as the Kurdish language.
A car carrying them from Iraq to Turkey for medical purposes was fired on, The NewArab's Arabic-language sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported. Kurdish local officials participated in the funeral after Turkish authorities handed the victims' bodies over on Friday morning.
Arabic-language teaching was banned in schools, as was the Arabic, Islamic call to prayer in the country's mosques ...Turkey's second language?. Turan Kışlakçı, head of the Association of Turkish Artists in the Diaspora, believes that "Arabic has become the second language in Turkey today, ahead of Kurdish.".
The attack targeted a Kurdish culture center and three Kurds were murdered ... It’s unclear if the perpetrator targeted the Kurdish center because the people are Kurds or for other reasons ... Some Kurdish groups also brought flags to the protests ... It often works to target the Kurdish language, Kurdish music and flags.
#Saman_Yasin (Saidi), a Kurdish artist, sings about poverty and injustice with a language of protest ... The Islamic Republic is facing one of the largest and most unprecedented manifestations of dissent following the death of a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, who was ...
He said their children find difficulties in studying the Kurdish language at schools in the Kurdistan region because the children have become accustomed to studying in Arabic while were in Syria... the measures by the KRG outlined in the document which is in the Kurdish language.