Kurdish people

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1st row: SaladinSherefxan BidlisiEhmedê XanîNezami Ganjavi[1]
2nd row: Mustafa BarzaniMassoud BarzaniJalal TalabaniLeyla Zana

3rd row: Ahmet KayaŞivan PerwerRahim Moeini KermanshahiSeyhmus Dagtekin

4th row: Feleknas UcaBahman GhobadiAzad AzadpourDarin Zanyar

5th row: Abdullah OcalanCegerxwinAhmet TurkJaladat Ali Badirkhan

Kurdish
In its different forms: Sorani, Zazaki, Kurmanji , and Fayli Southern dialects

Predominantly Sunni Muslim
also some Shia, Sufi, Yazidism, Yarsan, Judaism, Christianity

other Iranian peoples
(Talysh • Baluch • Gilak • Lurs • Persians)

The Kurdish people, or Kurds (Kurdish: کورد Kurd), are an Iranic people[22] native to the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They speak the Kurdish language, which is a member of the Iranian branch of Indo-European languages[23].

The Kurds number about 27 to 30 million, the majority living in Kurdistan, with significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey, in Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Russia, Lebanon and, in recent decades, some European countries and the United States. The Kurds are an indigenous[24] ethnic minority in countries where the Kurdistan region is located, although they have enjoyed partial autonomy in Iraqi Kurdistan since 1991. An irredentist movement pushes for the creation of a Kurdish nation state.

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