Quick facts for kidsKurdish
|كوردی, Kurdî, Kurdí, Кöрди|
|Native to||Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan|
|Ethnicity||30-46 million Kurds|
|Native speakers||30 million (2007)|
|Writing system||Perso-Arabic (Sorani alphabet) in Iraq and Iran, Latin (Hawar alphabet) in Turkey, Syria and Armenia|
|Official language in|| Iraq: status as official language alongside Arabic.
Iran: constitutional status as a regional language
Armenia: minority language
AZE: minority language in 5 districts
|Linguasphere||58-AAA-a (North Kurdish incl. Kurmanji & Kurmanjiki) + 58-AAA-b (Central Kurdish incl. Dimli/Zaza & Gurani) + 58-AAA-c (South Kurdish incl. Kurdi)|
Map of Kurdish speaking areas of middle-East
The dialect of Piranshahr and Mahabad is Mukriani.
Images for kids
Road signs near Diyarbakır showing the place names in Turkish and Kurdish
Kurdish language Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.