Key Vocabulary Kurdish

Key Vocabulary Kurdish
Author: Isabella Berivan
Publsiher: Dr Ludwig Reichert
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-12-30
ISBN: 9783954902019
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Vocabulary Kurdish Book Excerpt:

English summary: Key Vocabulaty Kurdish and Key Vocabulary Kurdish Audio offers an ideal entry into Kurdish. The vocabulary is grouped by topic. In the INFO boxes you will find helpful local information about the country and people, the customs and culture. Together with the Audio Key Vocabulary you may listen, read, repeat and learn. German description: Key Vocabulaty Kurdish und Key Vocabulary Kurdish Audio bieten einen idealen Einstieg ins Kurdische. In Infoboxen erhalten sie Insiderinformationen zu Land, Leuten, Kultur und Gebrauchen. Der Key Vocabulary ist nach Themengebieten geordnent und alphabetisch gegliedert. Gemeinsam mit dem Audio Key Vocabulary konnen Sie praktisch horen und lesen, wiederholen und lernen.

Compact Kurdish Kurmanji

Compact Kurdish   Kurmanji
Author: Abdullah Incekan
Publsiher: Reichert Verlag
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN: 9783895009594
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compact Kurdish Kurmanji Book Excerpt:

This text book systematically provides the basis of the Kurdish language (Kurmanji) in a practice-oriented format in 19 chapters. Each chapter consists of an authentic text, vocabulary, grammatical explanations as well as exercises. The texts and several pronunciation exercises can be listened to on the provided audio-CD. The pictures and graphics serve as an illustration of the text contents. The textbook is suitable for self-study or language courses and aimed at students who want to learn Kurdish from the beginning or deepen their knowledge. A comprehensive appendix with a key, a vocabulary list of Kurdish-English and English-Kurdish, a list of the two verb stems as well as a grammar index complete the book.

The Kurds An Encyclopedia of Life Culture and Society

The Kurds  An Encyclopedia of Life  Culture  and Society
Author: Sebastian Maisel
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2018-06-30
ISBN: 1440842574
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kurds An Encyclopedia of Life Culture and Society Book Excerpt:

This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure. • Supplies a thorough examination of the Kurds, a people that are of great interest and relevance to the general public because of their successful campaign against the Islamic State • Offers a local, regional, and global perspective on important current Middle Eastern issues through the context of the Kurdish people • Underscores how the Kurds stand for diversity and pluralism in an otherwise homogeneous Middle East • Enables readers to develop a much better understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East • Includes entries written by a team of international contributors, including many Kurdish scholars

Perspectives on Kurdistan s Economy and Society in Transition

Perspectives on Kurdistan s Economy and Society in Transition
Author: Serwan M.J. Baban,Alan Dilani,Almas Heshmati
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1443869716
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Kurdistan s Economy and Society in Transition Book Excerpt:

The second scientific World Kurdish Congress was held in October 2012 at Hewler with the theme of improving the quality of life, science and culture for progress in Kurdistan. The papers presented focused on various important aspects of culture, economy, education, health, industry and political science in Kurdistan. The objective of this conference was to create a network of academicians to exchange and develop knowledge and work together with the Kurdistan Regional Government on how to further enhance the progress within the Kurdish society. This volume is a collection of 26 studies presented at the Congress and includes an introduction by the editors and a summary report of the Congress. The topics presented here are diverse, covering several areas pertinent to the current Kurdish situation. The studies are divided into ten areas: namely, agriculture and rural development; diaspora; education and research; health and quality of life; industry; information technology and e-government; infrastructure and development; language; human rights; and politics. In the last part of the volume, the organization committee provides a compilation of recommendations from the Congress to the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The Cambridge History of the Kurds

The Cambridge History of the Kurds
Author: Hamit Bozarslan,Cengiz Gunes,Veli Yadirgi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 1108583016
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of the Kurds Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge History of the Kurds is an authoritative and comprehensive volume exploring the social, political and economic features, forces and evolution amongst the Kurds, and in the region known as Kurdistan, from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Written in a clear and accessible style by leading scholars in the field, the chapters survey key issues and themes vital to any understanding of the Kurds and Kurdistan including Kurdish language; Kurdish art, culture and literature; Kurdistan in the age of empires; political, social and religious movements in Kurdistan; and domestic political developments in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Other chapters on gender, diaspora, political economy, tribes, cinema and folklore offer fresh perspectives on the Kurds and Kurdistan as well as neatly meeting an exigent need in Middle Eastern studies. Situating contemporary developments taking place in Kurdish-majority regions within broader histories of the region, it forms a definitive survey of the history of the Kurds and Kurdistan.

Studies in Kurdish History

Studies in Kurdish History
Author: Djene Rhys Bajalan,Sara Zandi Karimi
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1317502167
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Kurdish History Book Excerpt:

Recent events in the Middle East have propelled the once marginalized Kurdish community to the centre of regional and, indeed, world affairs. The growing significance of the Kurds in the politics of the Middle East has lead to greater interest amongst both academics and policy makers regarding the community’s culture, politics and history. This current volume seeks address this growing interest by presenting a selection of articles from leading experts on the history of the Kurds. These articles scrutinize a variety of subjects which provide important context to today’s Kurdish question. It includes contributions which contextualize the evolution of a distinctive Kurdish identity and culture. Furthermore, it includes works which seek to examine the impact of the gradual transformation of state power in the Middle East – more precisely the breakdown of imperial orders and the concurrent emergence of the modern nation-state – on the relationship between the Kurds and the central governments under which they lived during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In doing so, this volume will be of interest to all those wishing to gain a deeper historical understand of the present day Kurdish affairs. This book was published as a special issue of Iranian Studies.

Kurds in Turkey

Kurds in Turkey
Author: Lucie Drechselová,Adnan Çelik
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 1498575250
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurds in Turkey Book Excerpt:

This ethnographic volume features fresh research by junior scholars of contemporary Kurdish studies. The contributions are assembled around four themes: women’s participation, paramilitary, space, and infrapolitics of resistance.

A Modern History of the Kurds

A Modern History of the Kurds
Author: David McDowall
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 0755600770
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Modern History of the Kurds Book Excerpt:

The division of the Kurdish people among the modern nation states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran and their struggle for national rights continues to influence the politics of the Middle East. David McDowall's ground-breaking history of the Kurds from the 19th century to the present day documents the underlying dynamics of the Kurdish question. Drawing extensively on primary sources - including documents from The National Archive and interviews with prominent Kurds - the book examines the interplay of old and new aspects of the struggle, the importance of local rivalries and leadership within Kurdish society, and the failure of modern states to respond to the challenge of Kurdish nationalism. In this new and revised edition, McDowall also analyses the momentous transformations affecting Kurdish socio-politics in the last 20 years. With updates throughout and substantial new material included, this fourth edition of the book reflects the developments in the field and the areas which have gained importance and understanding. This includes new analysis of the Kurdish experience in Syria; the role of political Islam in Kurdish society and Kurds' involvement in Islamist Jihad; and issues surrounding women and gender that were previously overlooked, from the impact of the women's equality movement to how patriarchal practices within the Kurdish community still limit its progress. The foundation text for Kurdish Studies, this book highlights in detail the changing situation of the Kurds across the Middle East.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research in Education

Research in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kurdish Sorani Dictionary Phrasebook

Kurdish  Sorani  Dictionary   Phrasebook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780781812450
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurdish Sorani Dictionary Phrasebook Book Excerpt:

Sorani (also called Kurdi) is a Kurdish language spoken mainly in Iraq and Iran, with an estimated 15 million speakers worldwide. The Kurds are spread across the countries of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, as well as Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Lebanon. There is also a large diaspora of Kurds, which is especially prominent in Europe. In all, there are up to 40 million speakers of the Kurdish languages worldwide. Generally written in Perso-Arabic script, Sorani is now also found in Romanized form. This easy-to-use phrasebook uses the official Sorani Latin alphabet to aid instant communication. In addition to a pronunciation guide, included are: [[a resourceful two-way dictionary, containing more than 4,000 entries [[an informative grammar section [[useful appendices of Sorani numbers, opposites, and key verbs [[useful lists covering such things as emergency, health care, political, relief aid, and combat terms [[a collection of travel-oriented phrases

FERHENGA BIR SK Kurmanji English Dictionary Volume One A L

FERHENGA BIR  SK   Kurmanji   English Dictionary Volume One  A   L
Author: Michael L. Chyet
Publsiher: Transnational Press London
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 1912997045
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FERHENGA BIR SK Kurmanji English Dictionary Volume One A L Book Excerpt:

Ferhenga Biruski is the go-to dictionary for Kurmanji a dialect of Kurdish spoken originally in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey while also being common among a large diaspora of Kurds in Europe, North America and elsewhere. This comprehensive Kurmanji-English dictionary is prepared in two volumes by Michael L. Chyet, a renowned linguist with extensive knowledge of the major dialects of Kurdish. This dictionary is an essential reference source for linguists and others interested in Kurdish language and people. "The second edition of my Kurmanji-English dictionary, which I would like to call “Ferhenga Birûskî” to honor the memory of my beloved friend and colleague Birûsk Tugan, contains considerably more entries, and in many cases offers fuller information on earlier entries. In addition, I have found and corrected several typographical errors. Moreover, it is to be accompanied by a companion English to Kurdish volume. [...] It is my goal to accurately reflect the language as it exists today, providing variant spellings, synonyms, and regional usage, as well as etymologies. The late Iranist D.N. MacKenzie advised me early on to avoid filling my dictionary with “ghost words”. He suggested that I base all the entries in my dictionary on texts (both written and orally generated), to ensure that I am reflecting the language as it is used by its speakers. The earlier dictionaries include words of unknown provenance, which may have no existence outside those pages." - Excerpt from the Introduction by Michael L. Chyet Preface by Deniz Ekici Introduction to Ferhenga Birûskî Review of Kurdish Dictionaries How to use the dictionary Abbreviations Abbreviations of Sources Used in Compiling this Dictionary Sources for Linguistic Comparison Place of Origin of Informants Calendar Systems Dictionary A to L

As Strong as the Mountains

As Strong as the Mountains
Author: Robert L. Brenneman
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN: 1478632585
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As Strong as the Mountains Book Excerpt:

The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own homeland, numbering over 30 million people divided among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Originating as rural nomads living in the mountains, the Kurds have transformed into an urban entity within the Middle East. Brenneman, who has lived and conducted long-term fieldwork among the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, presents a rich arc of their culture and experiences from ancient to modern times. The latest edition incorporates original and updated accounts of core and changing aspects of contemporary Kurdish culture, including human rights challenges, complicated ethnic identity, women’s roles and gender issues, family and community dynamics, diverse religious practices, transition from oral tradition to literacy, and struggles to defeat the Islamic State. Questions for discussion at the end of each chapter encourage readers to think deeply about what it means to be a proud ethnic group fighting for sovereignty and recognition.

Easy Way to Kurdish

Easy Way to Kurdish
Author: Soraya Mofty
Publsiher: Mps Multimedia Incorporated DBA Selectsoft
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780884329411
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easy Way to Kurdish Book Excerpt:

Mini-course features basic vocabulary for travel & day-to-day living

Identities in Transition

Identities in Transition
Author: Georgina Tsolidis
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 1848880820
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kurdish Diaspora Online

Kurdish Diaspora Online
Author: Jowan Mahmod
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1137513470
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurdish Diaspora Online Book Excerpt:

The argument offered in this book is that new technology, as opposed to traditional media such as television, radio, and newspaper, is working against the national grain to weaken its imagined community. Online activities and communications between people and across borders suggest that digital media has strong implications for different articulations of identity and belongingness, which open new ways of thinking about the imagined community. The findings are based on transnational activities by Kurdish diaspora members across borders that have pushed them to rethink notions of belonging and identity. Through a multidisciplinary and comparative approach, and multifaceted (online-offline) methodologies, the book unveils tensions between new and old media, and how the former is not only changing social relations but also exposing existing ones. Living in two or more cultures, speaking multiple languages, and engaging in transnational practices, diaspora individuals may have created a momentum that discloses how the imagined nation is diminishing in this digital era.

Kurdistan The Quest for Representation and Self Determination

Kurdistan  The Quest for Representation and Self Determination
Author: Mr Lungthuiyang Riamei
Publsiher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 9386288877
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurdistan The Quest for Representation and Self Determination Book Excerpt:

Kurdistan, the name given to the Kurds’ historical homeland, is a landlocked region that lies at the crossroads of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. After the fall of Ottoman Empire the Kurdish people were promised independence by the treaty of Sevres in 1920. The Kurds are known as a nation without borders and consider as a stateless people. Aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2010, Kurdistan has witnessed an increase in nationalism and a shift in geo-politics. The book examines the various models which could be acceptable solution to the Kurdish problem in West Asian region. It also evaluates the role of the Kurdish diaspora placing Kurdish issue in the international forum. The Kurdish Peshmerga and YPG militia maintains one of the strongest forces confronting against the ISIS in West Asian region.

Kurds Under Threat

Kurds Under Threat
Author: Deniz Gumustekin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1793643342
Category: Kurds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurds Under Threat Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to identify the causal factors that influence the transnational networks between Kurdish organizations. Research findings reveal that political rationality and external threats seem to be stronger predictors of political behavior than ethnic ties in the Kurdish case.

Turkey s Kurds

Turkey s Kurds
Author: Ali Kemal Özcan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1134211309
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turkey s Kurds Book Excerpt:

The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including: * the views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan * the successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey * the role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance * factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey. The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure, thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.

The PKK Kurdistan Workers Party s Regional Politics

The PKK Kurdistan Workers    Party   s Regional Politics
Author: Ali Balci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 3319422197
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The PKK Kurdistan Workers Party s Regional Politics Book Excerpt:

This book presents a theoretical framework to study dissident ethnic movements’ imagination of world politics, with a special focus on the PKK as a case study. Dissident ethnic movements are not only a challenge to the existing hegemonic power, but they also produce an alternative closed society based on different ethnic imagination. Instead of taking the armed PKK movement as a pure resistant, this book approaches contemporary Kurdish nationalism led by the PKK as a counter-hegemonic with a narrative that entails the emergence of a new kind of identity and sense of belonging, through which the PKK has been able to exercise its power. This book is an attempt to go beyond resistance-oriented approach, unveiling the two faces of the PKK’s representation of world politics: its transformative effect on the Kurds, and its exclusionary function towards traditional and alternative Kurdish subjects/institutions.