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  Kurdish people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kurdish language belongs to the north-western sub-group of the Iranian languages, which in turn belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family.
Kurdish Jews and some Kurdish Christians (not be confused with ethnic Assyrians of Kurdistan) usually speak Aramaic (for example: Lishana Deni) as a first language.
The exact number of Kurdish people living in the Middle East is unknown, due to both an absence of recent census analysis and the reluctance of the various governments in Kurdish-inhabited regions to give accurate figures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kurdish_people   (3957 words)

The Kurdish political leadership presents the Iraqi constitution to the Kurdish people as a “historic milestone” and a “historic achievement." In this paper I shall refute this claim and argue that instead that the constitution marks a new chapter in the history of Kurdish oppression.
It is clear that the people of Kurdistan have vanished as a people in the new constitution.
Worse, Kurdish parties have agreed in the constitution that they do not exist in other parts of Kurdistan or are a different people or race from Kurds of other parts of Kurdistan.
www.kurdishaspect.com /identity.html   (2825 words)

 The Kurdish National Movement and the Philosophy ofNon-Violence
And regrettably, we Kurdish people are at the forefront of this notion.
Second, these countries are very brutal in dealing with Kurdish people and their national aspiration to a degree that until recently their very existence was denied with the full suppression of all aspects of their lives.
Kurdish people used violence because they felt that their opponents understand only the language of violence as the actions and practices of the respective governments had perpetuated this erroneous concepts in the Kurdish minds.
www.kurdishaspect.com /docEMazouri51101.html   (2546 words)

 Kurdish National Congress of North America - kncna.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The constitution and the bylaws of the Kurdish National Congress of North America, which were adopted during its first General Assembly meeting at Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 1989, are hereby amended and approved by the Twelve General Assembly Meeting held at Ann Arbor, Michigan, on 30-31 July 1999.
We the Kurdish people believe that justice dictates that all nations are inherently equal and entitled to the same natural rights.
Any person of Kurdish parents or parent (mother or father) or spouse of a Kurd would be eligible for KNC membership provided that he/she is eighteen years or older and has strong moral and ethical character.
www.kurdishnationalcongress.org /docs/bylaws.asp   (2416 words)

 Related Articles on Kurdish Language
The champion of this cause was the Kurdish philologist and army officer, Colonel Tofiq Wahby (1891-1984).
Despite of the fact that the Kurdish press, and the schoolbooks which were printed for Kurdish primary schools by the lraqi government could not employ this alphabet until the end of the 1950's, this alphabet, which was modernised and adapted for the Kurdish language, was nevertheless known amongst the Kurds.
Kurdish philologists must now bring the Kurdish language to the centre of the stage, and relegate Iranian studies to be the larger scheme of Kurdology.
www.kurdishacademy.org /english/articles/articles-012.html   (9263 words)

 IRC | The Kurdish Community in Atlanta
In 2000 the population of Kurdish refugees in Atlanta surpassed 1,200.
Since the Kurdish Community Program was establish within IRC, the Atlanta office has become a center for the Kurdish community in Atlanta for social services, ESL training, and facilitation in community organization.
Some Kurdish people are not familiar with the US law, so it will be helpful to give them this type of information.
www.theirc.org /index.cfm/wwwID/575   (1031 words)

 The Kurdish People: an Analysis by language, geography, religion and ethnicity
The purpose of the research was to clarify the names of the various Kurdish groups, and approximate populations, correlated as possible with religious sects and place names.
The Kurdish people are of mixed origins, as are virtually every other ethnic group in the world.
While there is a level of common ethnic identity among most of the Kurdish peoples, particularly in terms of nationalistic aspirations, there is still notable animosity or suspicion between the various religious sects that divide the Kurds.
endor.hsutx.edu /~obiwan/articles/kurds.html   (2455 words)

 Kurdish View
Mass killings, suppression and annihilation were suffered by the Kurdish people under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein for decades during which nobody in the international community raised a voice to  condemn those crimes against humanity.
Although women have played a tremendous role throughout Kurdish history, at the forefront of every revolution, social critics are divided over whether the new generation of women are living up to their Amazonian forebears.
Those who reject this clear right of Kurdish people and deny the real identity of the country are neo-Baathists who are against justice, equality, democracy, and federalism.
www.kurdishview.com   (2174 words)

 Kurdish parties use their people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
I have been communicating today with a friend who wants to support his Kurdish people in Amed (aka Diyarbakir) and other areas of occupied northern Kurdistan but understands what is happening politically there and feels he is in a very difficult position because of the suicide bombings etc from TAK.
On the one hand he knows that Kurdish unity is crucial so he wants to go out in Britain and protest in support of the Kurds in Turkey, on the other hand he is not happy with what TAK are doing and doesn't trust Kurdish political parties.
The Kurdish people are constantly being used by Kurdish politicians whose message is: "If you don't support what we are doing you are against Kurdistan." Let every Kurd in the world achieve individuality, destroying clan and political loyalties; let them vote as they truly believe they should vote.
www.kurdmedia.com /news.asp?id=11979   (517 words)

 News and Information on the Kurdish People
The call for Kurdish academics and educators to return to Kurdistan to educate upcoming generations is expected to generate much interest in the Kurdish diaspora.
People were urged to draw their own conclusions about the mayor's silence after he had received a late night phone call from his party in Turkey while in Paris for what was supposed to be the start of a Europe wide publicity tour.
She said the archaeologist had claimed that up to 80 percent of the population of Hasankeyf had been born in those caves and that the majority of the people forced to leave the area under threat of the dam would immediately return if the project was cancelled.
www.1worldcommunication.org /Kurdishnation.htm   (13814 words)

 The Kurdish People: A Background and History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Kurdish people comprise a large ethnic group of about 25 million that have always lived in the same place, and trace their roots back to the Medes of ancient Persia more than 2,500 years ago.
The Kurds are tribal people, many of them lived, until recently, a nomadic lifestyle in the mountainous regions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
Kurdish territory has fluctuated throughout history, experiencing numerous expansions and contractions due to wars, deportations and forced resettlements.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1113459/posts   (5540 words)

 The Kurdish People and the U.S. Occupation of Iraq
And the decade of the 1990s was merely the most recent chapter in the long history of petty-bourgeois Kurdish nationalists sacrificing the Kurdish national struggle for illusory support from the imperialists or their regional lackeys, who invariably end up dumping the nationalist leaders and slaughtering their people.
The Iraqi people were starved by 12 years of economic sanctions imposed by the UN, they were bombed almost daily by U.S. warplanes operating in the “no fly zones,” and UN weapons inspectors spied on Iraq and helped ensure it was as defenseless as possible in the face of the U.S. onslaught.
But for the most part the Kurdish proletariat is to be found outside of Kurdistan in such industrial centers as Istanbul and the mining regions of southern Turkey, as well as Baghdad—at least before it was starved by sanctions and bombed to rubble.
www.bolshevik.org /Pamphlets/Kurds/kurd_3.html   (8357 words)

 Iran’s violent campaign against the Kurdish people must stop!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The people of Iranian Kurdistan have been engaged in mass protests for more than one moth now.
The supreme religious leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, has ordered Iran’s security forces and the military to crush the mass protests, which to the present date has resulted in the death of fifty Kurds.
We the signatories, consisting of Kurdish political parties and organisations, call upon the UN and EU to send a team of observers to ascertain the nature of the crisis in Iranian Kurdistan.
www.kurdmedia.com /news.asp?id=7470   (372 words)

 The History of Kurdish Language
But now there are three universities under the control of the Kurdish government (in the Kurdish zone) and 1 is sure that there are possibilities at least at the Saladin University to have Kurdology.
1 would ask the Education Minister of Kurdistan to do his best to disjoin the Department of Kurdish Studies from the Faculty of Literature and to establish an independent Faculty or University for Kurdological Studies (17).
This section is also available in Kurdish please click here »»
www.kurdishacademy.org /english/history/history.html   (7183 words)

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