|كوردی, Kurdî, Kurdí, Кöрди|
|Native to||Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan|
|Ethnicity||30-46 million Kurds|
|30 million (2007)|
|Perso-Arabic (Sorani alphabet) in Iraq and Iran, Latin (Hawar alphabet) in Turkey, Syria and Armenia|
Official language in
| Iraq: status as official language alongside Arabic.|
Iran: constitutional status as a regional language
Armenia: minority language
AZE: minority language in 5 districts
kur – ckb – kmr – sdh – lki – Laki
58-AAA-a (North Kurdish incl. Kurmanji & Kurmanjiki) + 58-AAA-b (Central Kurdish incl. Dimli/Zaza & Gurani) + 58-AAA-c (South Kurdish incl. Kurdi)
Map of Kurdish speaking areas of middle-East
The Kurdish language is a language mostly spoken in an area called Kurdistan, including by Kurdish people in parts of the countries Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
The dialect of Piranshahr and Mahabad is Mukriani.
It belongs to the same language group as the Iranian languages. Another well-known Iranian language is Persian. It is considered an Indo-European language.