Kurdish Sentence Examples
The repression of these revolts in the Sassun district in the autumn of 1894 was effected under circumstances of great severity by Turkish troops and Kurdish irregulars.
In Asia Minor the Kurdish troops under Ibrahim Pasha revolted, and, although they were defeated with the loss of their commander, the Kurds continued to attack indiscriminately the Turks, Nestorians and Armenians; disturbances also broke out among the other reactionary Moslems of this region, culminating in a massacre of the Armenians at Adana.
Nabonidus was dragged out of his hiding-place, and Kurdish guards were placed at the gates of the great temple of Bel, where the services continued without intermission.
In a subsequent campaign the Assyrian forces penetrated into the Kurdish mountains south of Lake Van and then turned westward, Malatia submitting to the invader.
Their language is a dialect of Persian and does not differ materially from Kurdish.Advertisement
The name is probably derived from the Kurdish and Persian Yazdan, God; though some have connected it with the city of Yezd, or with Yezid, the second Omayyad caliph (720-24).
The language of the people of Mosul is a dialect of Arabic, partly influenced by Kurdish and Syriac. The Moslems call themselves either Arabs or Kurds, but the prevalent type, very different from the true Arabian of Bagdad, proves the Aramaean origin of many of their number.
There are many more localities with this name (Turkish, meaning "cold stream," or "cold spring") in Persia, the most notable, after the above-mentioned Kurdish city, being a district of the province of Teheran, with many villages.
The language is in most parts Arabic; but Turkish is spoken in Birejik and Urfa, Kurdish and Armenian south of Diarbekr, and some Syriac in Tar `Abdin.
By appropriating the fiefs of the Egyptian officers and giving them to his Kurdish followers he stirred up much ill-feeling, which resulted in a conspiracy, of which the object was to recall the Fran.ks with the view of overthrowing the new rgime; but this conspiracy was revealed by a traitor and crushed.Advertisement
At this period another calamity befell Egypt; about 3000 DelIs (Kurdish troops) arrived in Cairo from Syria.
In 1173 Nureddin died, and his kingdom was seized by Saladin (Salah ed-Din), a man of Kurdish origin, who had previously distinguished himself by capturing Egypt in company with Shirkuh, the general of Nureddin.
Pop. 28,000, of whom 14,000 are Armenians, and the remainder Moslems, mostly of a mixed Kurdish race.
This comprises most of the upper basin of the Great Zab, with the country of the Nestorian Christians and many districts inhabited by Kurdish tribes, some of them large nomad tribes who descend for the winter to the plains of the Tigris.
The bazaars are crowded, covered across with branches in summer, and typical of a Kurdish town.Advertisement
The population numbers 35,000, of whom about 12,000 are Armenians and the remainder are Kurds or of Kurdish descent.
Kurdish beys and sheiks have much influence in the town and wild mountain districts adjoining, while the Sasun mountains, the scene of successive Armenian revolutions of late years, are not far off to the west.
The town was ruled by a semiindependent Kurdish bey as late as 1836.
He strengthened his position in Khorasan by planting colonies of Kurdish horsemen on the frontier, or along what is called the atak or skirt of the Turkoman mountains north of Persia.
It provided especially against a recurrence of the proved causes of war, such as extorting taxes from Persian travellers or pilgrims, disrespect to the ladies of the royal harem and other ladies of rank proceeding to Mecca or Karbala (Kerbela), irregular levies of custom-duties, non-punishment of Kurdish depredators transgressing the boundary, and the like.Advertisement
Meanwhile, civil war had broken out in the provin.ces; Kurdish raiders had sacked many villages near Tabriz; Persian brigands had attacked the Russian frontier-guards on the borders of Transcaucasia, and the indemnity demanded by the tsars government was not paid until several Persian villages had been burned by Russian troops.
Kurdish, a language nearly, akin to New Persian, with which it has important characteristics in common.
On a knoll above is a ruined fortress formerly occupied by a Kurdish Bey.
The place is important as the centre of the Hakkiari sanjak, a very difficult mountain district to the south-west containing numerous tribes of Kurds and Nestorian Christians, and also the many Kurdish tribes along the Persian frontier.
In 1915 the official massacre of Armenians occurred, but evidence conclusively proves that, though there were cases of Kurdish participation, the greater portion of the nation not only held aloof, but, as in the case of the Dersim Kurds (who actually saved 25,000 Armenians), displayed their repugnance to the Turkish orders in a practical manner.Advertisement
About this time Russia began to formulate a policy to encourage the Kurdish national movement, for she hoped to use Kurdistan as a counterpoise to Armenia, and when in 1916 Russian forces were in possession of Erzerum and Bitlis, members of the Badr Khan Bey family were appointed as provincial governors in pursuance of the policy.
Early in 1917 the Russians further alienated Kurdish sympathy by brutal treatment of the population of Khaniqin and the Shilyar valley in southern Kurdistan.
In the early part of 1918 the desire for autonomy and the favourable attitude of Kurdistan to Great Britain was becoming apparent; at Sairt, in central Kurdistan, the Kurds actually expelled the Kurdish garrison, while leaders throughout the country contrived to get into touch with the British and assure them of their friendly sentiments and desire for autonomy and final independence of Turkey.
The scheme shall contain in full safeguards for the protection of the Assyro-Chaldeans and other racial or religious minorities within these areas, and with this object a Commission composed of British, French, Italian, Persian and Kurdish representatives shall visit the spot to examine and decide what rectifications, if any, should be made in the Turkish frontier where, under the provisions of the present Treaty, that frontier coincides with that of Persia."(Article 63.)" The Turkish Government hereby agrees to accept and execute the decisions of both the Commissions mentioned in Article 62 within three months from their communication to the said Government."(Article 64.)" If within one year from the coming into force of the present Treaty the Kurdish peoples within the areas defined in Article 62 shall address themselves to the Council of the League of Nations in such a manner as to show that a majority of the population of these areas desires independence from Turkey, and if the Council then considers that these peoples are capable of such independence and recommends that it should be granted to them, Turkey hereby agrees to execute such a recommendation, and to renounce all rights and title over these areas.
When such renunciation takes place, no objection will be raised by the Principal Allied Powers to the voluntary adhesion to such an independent Kurdish State of the Kurds inhabiting that part of Kurdistan which has hitherto been included in the Mosul vilayet."
Lebanon, under Khalid ibn Walid in the 9th century, as the beginning of Druse distinctiveness and power; but it also accepts Turkoman and Kurdish elements in the original Druse state.
The Turks recognized the status quo, and made terms with the Shehab amir in 1748; but his power was none too well secured against the opposition of the Kurdish.
Many Armenians fled to the mountains, where they embraced Islam, and intermarried with the Kurds, or purchased security by paying blackmail to Kurdish chiefs.
In the summer of 1893, an emissary was captured near Mush, and the governor, hoping to secure others, ordered the Kurdish Irregular Horse to raid the mountain district.
He studied the dialects of the Kurdish language.
The number of Kurds with access to Internet who can read in Kurdish dialects is another parameter.
The Kurds believe Turkey's goal would be to suppress the creation of a truly autonomous Kurdish state in northern Iraq.
It appears that the police were detaining all students or youths whose identity papers showed a birthplace in the south-eastern, mainly Kurdish provinces.
He proposed to use Kurdish diacritics instead of Arabic ones.
A ' Kurdish dinar ' now equals 100 new Iraqi dinars.
Anderson said Kurdish patrols carrying weapons after 10 a.m. Monday will be forcibly disarmed.
A similar no-fly zone was established in the north to protect a Kurdish enclave.
The Iraqi soldiers facing the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq appear to have recent orders to show they still have teeth.
The trade also helps the economy of the autonomous Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq.
The US could be wary of identifying itself too closely with Kurdish factions in the north or marsh Arabs in the south.
Secondly, they support that federalism is the solution for the Kurdish issue.
But the deployment of Kurdish fighters in Kirkuk would be sensitive.
In that sense the Kurdish problem in Turkey is genuinely soluble through mutual goodwill.
Turkey fought Kurdish guerrillas for 15 years in the southeast of the nation.
Twenty days ago, a stout Kurdish farmer had an ecstatic homecoming, to the fields from which he was evicted in 1986.
It seems he became involved with the PKK and the fight for a Kurdish homeland.
A Kurdish man was badly hurt during the attack in Hull.
Efforts to eliminate the Kurdish ethnic identity were extended beyond the borders of the country.
This was part of a series of measures undertaken by Iraq to punish Kurdish insurgents for allying with Iran during the war.
One Kurdish girl had been tortured before in a Turkish jail.
Kurdish countries through fundraising events.
Kurdish The society aspires to educate people about kurdish life, as well as supporting students from these countries.
Unfortunately, Kurdish lexicography is not a matter of simply compiling the data from all the existing dictionaries into one big lexicon.
There have been a slew of reports in the press claiming the Kurdish militias have intensified their training in preparations for war.
They champion human rights and the protection of the Kurdish minority.
Turkish officials discussed the same day the re-opening of the Kurdish parliament in Iraq after a long time.
The northern cities, where the men wear Kurdish turbans and baggy pants, were as bustling as I had ever seen them.
So much, then, for the image marketed in the west of the Kurdish enclave as an oasis of democratic pluralism.
Many suspect Turkey wants to crack down on its own Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.
He had been recognized by a Kurdish refugee at a Danish language school for refugees.
In 1988 the Iraqi Government retaliated by launching the Anfal campaign, using chemical weapons against Kurdish civilians including in the town of Halabja.
Writing an article or speaking in support of Kashmiri, Tamil or Kurdish self-determination could be construed as inviting support for a proscribed organization.
It worries that military action would create a power vacuum, destabilize the region and encourage separatism among Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin.
Turkey fears a Kurdish breakaway state in northern Iraq could trigger renewed armed Kurdish separatism on its own territory.
The first is to end the civil war against Kurdish separatists.
The mainly Kurdish southeast had been under martial law or state of emergency since 1978.
Our Kurdish translators are at the apex of their industry and strive for customer satisfaction.
Here they might have faced a Kurdish uprising for national independence.
As to the claimed gas attacks on Kurdish villagers, the CIA said " precise information " on those events was " lacking.
Gall nuts, gathered on the neighbouring Kurdish mountain slopes, are mostly exported, but are also made use of by native dyers; and hides, wax, cotton and gum are sold.
That could inspire Turkey 's own restive Kurdish minority.
Socialists also support the right of self-determination for the Kurdish people.
Under the scheme, 13% of UN-monitored Iraqi oil revenues should go separately to the Kurdish self-rule area.
Around KirmÃ¡n sh Ã¡h the population is predominantly Kurdish but toward HamadÃ¡n the majority become Iranians with a large Turkish minority.
Turkey has been fighting a 15-year civil war with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country.
Moreover, US President George W. Bush 's public commitment to Palestinian statehood will make it tough for him to oppose Kurdish independence.
Now Kurdish territory includes a plump new swath of land.
Into the vicissitudes of the fight it is not necessary here to enter; but in the issue Nureddin won, in spite of the support which Manuel gave to Amalric. Nureddin's Kurdish lieutenant, Shirguh, succeeded in establishing in power the vizier whom he favoured, and finally in becoming vizier himself (January 1169); and when he died, his nephew Saladin (Sala-ed-din) succeeded to his position (March 1169), and made himself, on the death of the caliph in 1171, sole ruler in Egypt.
From the upper Sajur northwards Turkish prevails, even among the Armenians; but many Kurdish communities retain their own tongue.
They comprise the geographically distinct regions of the Anatolian plateau (Asia Minor), the Armenian and Kurdish highlands, the Mesopotamian lowlands, the hilly and partly mountainous territory of Syria and Palestine and the coast lands of west and north-east Arabia.