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Kurdish

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəːdɪʃ
 
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Definition of Kurdish in English:

adjective

Relating to the Kurds or their language.
Example sentences
  • There were no demands by the Kurdish parties or Sistani that he be captured immediately.
  • So far the Kurdish areas have been relatively quiet, with the exception of Kirkuk.
  • Has that been worked out, or is there still tension within the Kurdish community?

noun

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The Iranian language of the Kurds.
Example sentences
  • It remains a Kurdish stronghold with most people speaking Kurdish as their first language.
  • It will have two main languages, Arabic and Kurdish, and will be a federal state.
  • However, most Kurds raised in southeastern Turkey speak Kurdish as well as Turkish.

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