Thursday, September 20, 2007

I can´t find Kurdistan on the map!

You can learn about Kurdistan and the history of Kurdistan easy if you browse and search the web.

P1 -Where are you from?
P2 -Well, I am from Kurdistan?
P1 -Kurdistan? I am familiar with the middle east but I have never heard of Kurdistan!
A ordinary situation when somebody wonders where you are from often ends up in a conversation when you are kind of forced to lecture your friend about your herritage and your non-existing country.

This is why you must be prepared.

  • Learn about your history here (short and clear):

History:
Kurdistan is since 1924 a country divided in four countries, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

The Kurdish people is estimated to be around 35-40 million people and the diffrent parts of Kurdistan is called Northern Kurdistan (Turkey), Southern Kurdistan (Iraq),Western Kurdistan (Syria) and Eastern Kurdistan (Iran).

Language:
The Kurdish language is comprised of two major dialects and several sub-dialects:
Kurmancî and Soranî.

1 comment:

Miss Manic's Mind said...

Hey, nice blog.

I agree with this post! Every new person you meet - this is the standard intro to the conversation!

However, there are hundreds of dialects - not several.

Keep up the good work
Your fellow Kurd