Kurdish Language

The Kurdish languages (Kurdish: زمانی کوردی ,Zimanê kurdî‎) constitute a dialect continuum, belonging to the Iranian language family, spoken by Kurds in the geo-cultural region of Kurdistan and the Kurdish diaspora. The three Kurdish languages are Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Xwarîn). A separate group of non-Kurdish Northwestern Iranian languages, the Zaza–Gorani languages, are also spoken by several million ethnic Kurds. Studies as of 2009 estimate between 8 and 20 million native Kurdish speakers in Turkey. The majority of the Kurds speak Kurmanji. Most Kurdish texts are written in Kurmanji and Sorani. Kurmanji is written in …

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European Court of Human Rights · 1 July 2021 English

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concerned Ms Çoban’s criminal programmes in the Kurdish language. conviction for disseminating propaganda in for requesting the introduction of optional Kurdish language Özgürlük ve Dayanisma Partisi v. classes.


European Court of Human Rights · 22 June 2021 English

Guide on Article 10 - Freedom of expression

for submitting petitions seeking to secure Kurdish language education, the fact that they had ultimately university authorities to provide optional Kurdish language courses, Article 10 of the Convention and


European Court of Human Rights · 18 June 2021 English

Guide on Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 - Right to education

administration to introduce optional classes in the Kurdish language also constituted a violation (İrfan Temel suspended after asking for lectures in the Kurdish language. Those disciplinary sanctions were, however


PEN · 26 May 2021 English

For the purposes of the Index and the status designa- In this report, PEN America will provide an in-depth tions used to classify cases, imprisonment is considered analysis of the …

Tibetan culture and na Nû, Istanbul’s largest Kurdish-language ensemble, 197 “Nine Die, Thousands Arrested writers and public intellectuals teaching of the Kurdish language; as of mid-April, are essential ones for every sm-propaganda/; MEE and agencies, “Ban on Kurdish-language play in Istanbul sparks condemnation,” Middle 14, 2020, middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-ban-kurdish-language-play-istanbul; BIA News Desk, “Investigation https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-ban-kurdish-language-play-istanbul http://m.bianet.org/english


Al Sharq Strategic Research · 19 April 2021 English

[...] On the other hand, the PYD accuses the KNC of objecting to providing education in the Kurdish language, a claim the KNC outright rejects. [...] A wing within the PYD and the PKK leaders in the Qandil

of objecting to providing education in the Kurdish language, a claim the KNC outright rejects. -Additionally


OBP · 3 March 2021 English

Challenges In Iraq, the political conflict among the parties and political and religious blocs, which is covertly motivated by Shi’ite-Sunni and Arab-Kurdish conflicts to acquire power, represents the

Iraq-Syria border. Some of the Yazidis speak the Kurdish language, and some of them speak Arabic. During the media because of their preference for the Kurdish language which is used in this region, unlike in the


World Bank Group · 8 October 2020 English

COC should be written in plain Arabic and Kurdish language and signed by each worker to indicate that


Amnesty International · 2 September 2020 English

In response to nationwide protests in November 2019, the Iranian authorities waged a campaign of mass repression that led to the arrest of more than 7,000 men, women and children. …

Kavousi’s documentary film titled Hiwa about the Kurdish language, produced in 2017, see www.aparat.com/v/vubfR


DCA · 25 August 2020 English

The kickstarting and driving larger transformations in the aid DCA International Strategy 2019-2022 and the Global sector – such as in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Results Framework (GRF) …

levels. This was achieved through English and Kurdish language lessons to refugees. This 1) L2GP’s own action


Amnesty International · 30 July 2020 English

Their physical health is often severely compromised; many experience mental health conditions; they sometimes cannot speak or even understand the dialect of Kurdish spoken by their families; and many are

maintain fluency in the Kurmanji dialect of the Kurdish language most commonly spoken by their families, others


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