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Kurdish languages


The Kurdish Language


The Sound of the Sorani Kurdish language (Numbers, Greetings, Words & Sample Text)


The Sound of the Kurmanji Kurdish language (Numbers, Greetings, Words & The Parable)


Learn Kurdish with us - Sorani - 01 - The foundations - The Kurdish Language


Language Challenge: Arabic vs. Kurdish

Kurdish is a continuum of Northwestern Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in Western Asia. Kurdish forms three dialect groups known as Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Palewani). A separate group of non-Kurdish Northwestern Iranian languages, the Zaza–Gorani languages, are also spoken by several million Kurds. Studies as of 2009 estimate between 8 and 20 million native Kurdish speakers in Turkey. The majority of the Kurds speak Northern Kurdish ("Kurmanji").
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  • Types 

  • Classification and origin 

  • Subdivisions 

  • Zazaki and Gorani 

  • History 

  • Current status 

  • Writing system