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 Guzelsu Hosap Castle

Guzelsu Hosap Castle

Amedi

Amedi

Kurdish village

Kurdish village

Kurdistan Iran

Kurdistan Iran

Marivan

Marivan

Lake Van

Lake Van

Erbil

Erbil

Newroz

Newroz

Turkish Kurdistan

Turkish Kurdistan

Al Kamishli

Al Kamishli

Suleymaniyah

Kurdish Parliament

 

Kurd, member of an ethnic and linguistic group living in the Taurus Mountains of eastern Anatolia, the Zagros Mountains of western Iran, portions of northern Iraq, Syria, and Armenia, and other adjacent areas.  Most of the Kurds live in contiguous areas of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey—a somewhat loosely defined geographic region generally referred to as Kurdistan (“Land of the Kurds”).  The name has different connotations in Iran and Iraq, which officially recognize internal entities by this name: Iran’s northwestern province of Kordestān and Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region.  A sizable noncontiguous Kurdish population also exists in the Khorāsān region, situated in Iran’s northeast.

Extract from Kurd | people | Encyclopædia Britannica   http://www.britannica.com/

 

 

 

 

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