Staples of Kurdish cuisine are berbesel, biryani, dokliw, kellane, kullerenaske, kutilk, parêv tobouli, kuki (meat or vegetable pies), birinç (white rice alone or with meat or vegetables and herbs), and a variety of salads, pastries, and drinks specific to different parts of Kurdistan.
Is it illegal to speak Kurdish in Turkey?
The words Kurds, Kurdistan, and Kurdish were officially banned by the Turkish government. Currently, its illegal to use the Kurdish language as an instruction language in private and public schools, yet there are schools who defy this ban.
Why are Kurds called?
In the early Middle Ages, the Kurds sporadically appear in Arabic sources, though the term was still not being used for a specific people; instead it referred to an amalgam of nomadic western Iranian tribes, who were distinct from Persians.
What do the Kurds speak?
Kurmanji is the language of the vast majority of Kurds in Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, and of a few in Iraq and Iran, with an estimated 15-17 million speakers in total. Sorani is the language of most Kurds in Iraq (4-6 million speakers) and Iran (5-6 million speakers).
Why do Kurds not have their own country?
However, the reconquest of these areas by the forces of Kemal Atatürk (and other pressing issues) caused the Allies to accept the renegotiated Treaty of Lausanne (1923) and the borders of the modern Republic of Turkey, leaving the Kurds without a self-ruled region.
What is difference between Kurdish and Turkish?
Kurds are one of the ethnic groups of people living in Turkey and many other parts of the world. Turks speak Turkish; Kurds speak two or more languages and are multilingual people. Kurds are mostly Sunni Muslims, some minorities are Shia Muslims too; Turks are mainly Muslims but the country is a Secular State.
What are Kurds famous for?
Most Kurds are Sunni Muslims, and among them are many who practice Sufism and other mystical sects. Despite their long-standing occupation of a particular region of the world, the Kurds never achieved nation-state status. Their reputation for military prowess has made them much in demand as mercenaries in many armies.
Do Kurds speak English?
Although Kurdish is the official language plenty of people in the bigger cities of Kurdistan such as Erbil and Sulaymaniyah will be able to understand basic English – especially the younger generation.
What does Kak mean in Kurdish?
mr Kak = mr. usually put in front of a name (male - not used for female)
What does choni Bashi mean?
how are you means choni, halo chona,. choni? bashi? means how are you? are you ok? bashi means good and ok.