Kurdish (Kurmanji, Palewani, Sorani)

Kurdish (Kurmanji, Palewani, Sorani) translation services


Indo-European > Iranian


Perso-Arabic alphabet in Iran and Iraq, Latin alphabet in Turkey and Syria, Cyrillic alphabet in Armenia

Text direction

Right-to-left or left-to-right


Other names


Official language

Also spoken

Armenia, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey

Interesting Fact

The Kurdish anthem is called "Ey Requib", meaning "Hey, Enemy!"


Kurdish is an Indo-Iranian language spoken by Kurds across several countries such as Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria. Several million Kurds also speak a language called Zaza-Gorani but this is a different language from Kurdish.

There are three dialect groups within the Kurdish language, spoken by about 20 million Kurds: Kurmanji (Northern Kurdish), Sorani (Central Kurdish) and Pehlewani (Southern Kurdish).

The language is written with two different scripts depending on locale. For example, in Turkey and Syria, Kurdish is written with a Latin script; but in Iraq and Iran, with Perso-Arabic script.

Most Kurdish vocabulary is of Iranian origin with loanwords from Persian, Arabic and some of Turkic origin.

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