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Kurdish
كوردی, Kurdî, Kurdí, Кöрди
Native to Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Ethnicity 25–30 million Kurds
Native speakers 21 million  (2007)
Language family
Indo-European
Writing system Perso-Arabic (Sorani alphabet) in Iraq and Iran, Latin (Hawar alphabet) in Turkey, Syria and Armenia
Official status
Official language in  Iraq: status as official language alongside Arabic.
 Iran: constitutional status as a regional language
 Armenia: minority language
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)
Idioma kurdo.PNG
Map of Kurdish speaking areas of middle-East

The Kurdish language is a language mostly spoken in an area called Kurdistan, including by Kurdish people in parts of the countries Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

The dialect of Piranshahr and Mahabad is Mukriani.

It belongs to the same language group as the Iranian languages. Another well-known Iranian language is Persian. It is considered an Indo-European language.

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