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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
Iraq, Kurdistan
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
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2
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1.3 National Language
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey
1.4 Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.5 Speaking Continents
Middle East
1.6 Minority Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.7 Regulated By
Not Available
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • The vocabulary in Kurdish is of Iranian origin.
  • In the middle East, Kurdish is the fourth largest ethnic group.
1.9 Similar To
Farsi Language
1.10 Derived From
Not Available
2 Alphabets
2.1 Alphabets in
2.2 Alphabets
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2.3 Phonology
2.3.1 How Many Vowels
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8
Rank: 5 (Overall)
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2.3.2 How Many Consonants
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29
Rank: 19 (Overall)
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2.4 Scripts
Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin
2.5 Writing Direction
Right-To-Left, Horizontal
2.6 Hard to Learn
2.6.1 Language Levels
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4
Rank: 3 (Overall)
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2.6.2 Time Taken to Learn
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4 weeks
Rank: 2 (Overall)
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3 Greetings
3.1 Hello
Silaw
3.2 Thank You
Sipas
3.3 How Are You?
Tu çawa yî?
3.4 Good Night
Şev xweş
3.5 Good Evening
Evare baş
3.6 Good Afternoon
Nee-wa-rowt bash
3.7 Good Morning
Bayanit bash
3.8 Please
Bê zehmet
3.9 Sorry
Bibûre
3.10 Bye
Be xêr çî
3.11 I Love You
Ez te hez dikem
3.12 Excuse Me
Bê zehmet
4 Dialects
4.1 Dialect 1
Northern Kurdish
4.1.1 Where They Speak
northern Iraq, northern Syria, northwest Iran, southeast Turkey
4.1.2 How Many People Speak
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20,000,000.00
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4.2 Dialect 2
Central Kurdish
4.2.1 Where They Speak
Iraq, Kurdistan Province of western Iran
4.2.2 How Many People Speak
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5,000,000.00
Rank: 14 (Overall)
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4.3 Dialect 3
Southern Kurdish
4.3.1 Where They Speak
Eastern Iraq
4.3.2 How Many People Speak
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3,000,000.00
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4.4 Total No. Of Dialects
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3
Rank: 3 (Overall)
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5 How Many People Speak
5.1 How Many People Speak?
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28.00 million
Rank: 38 (Overall)
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5.2 Speaking Population
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0.31 %
Rank: 39 (Overall)
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5.3 Native Speakers
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21.00 million
Rank: 36 (Overall)
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5.3.1 Second Language Speakers
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
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5.3.2 Native Name
Kurdí / کوردی / к’öрди
5.3.3 Alternative Names
Not Available
5.3.4 French Name
kurde
5.3.5 German Name
Kurdisch
5.4 Pronunciation
Not Available
5.5 Ethnicity
Kurds
6 History
6.1 Origin
16th century CE
6.2 Language Family
Indo-European Family
6.2.1 Subgroup
Indo-Iranian
6.2.2 Branch
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6.3 Language Forms
6.3.1 Early Forms
Not Available
6.3.2 Standard Forms
Kurdish
6.3.3 Language Position
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6.3.4 Signed Forms
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6.4 Scope
Macrolanguage
7 Code
7.1 ISO 639 1
ku
7.2 ISO 639 2
7.2.1 ISO 639 2/T
kur
7.2.2 ISO 639 2/B
kur
7.3 ISO 639 3
kur
7.4 ISO 639 6
Not Available
7.5 Glottocode
kurd1259
7.6 Linguasphere
58-AAA-a
7.7 Types of Language
7.7.1 Language Type
Living
7.7.2 Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb
7.7.3 Language Morphological Typology
Not Available

Know Alphabets in Kurdish

When you start learning to write in any language the Alphabets form a skeleton of any language. Let's talk About Kurdish Language, where you will learn the number of letter in Kurdish Alphabets. Every language has its own set of alphabets or characters so it is necessary to know alphabets in Kurdish. Kurdish phonology gives Kurdish vowels and Kurdish consonants. There are 8 vowels and 29 consonants in Kurdish language. Based upon the number of alphabet, vowels and consonants in the language we can check if Kurdish is one of the Most Difficult Languages. All about Kurdish language is given in detail in this section.

All Kurdish countries

Want to explore all Kurdish countries? About Kurdish language serves you with all Kurdish Speaking Countries. Countries that use Kurdish as official language are called as Kurdish countries.

  • Countries that use Kurdish as their National Language are: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey.

Second language indicates to any language which the person learns in addition to first or native language.

  • Countries that use Kurdish as second language are: Kurdish is not spoken as second language in any of the countries.

You can also go through all European Languages and explore more about their speaking population, alphabets, greetings, dialects and many more.

Learn Kurdish greetings

Languages are used by every human being to communicate. And communication begins with the greetings. First step to form any interaction is to learn Kurdish Greetings. Whenever you are travelling to new country where in you don’t know the local language of that country then you should at least be familiar with some greetings to start any formal or informal conversion. When we talk about Kurdish language, we are always interested in learning useful phrases in Kurdish language.Learn Kurdish greetings that can be used in formal situations:

  • Hello: Silaw
  • Thank you: Sipas
  • Good Morning: Bayanit bash
  • Good Evening: Evare baş
  • Good Afternoon: Nee-wa-rowt bash

All Kurdish Language Codes

Get to know all Kurdish language codes here. There are several languages spoken all over the world where in most of the languages have alternate names which come from diverse sources. All Kurdish Language Codes are assigned with unique code. There is usually two or three letters code for each language. In most of the applications, these language codes are used where it is tedious to use language names.