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Kurdish language and culture dates back to the ancient Kingdom of Corduene. It is still prominent in areas of the mideast. The geo-cultural area known as Kurdistan is home to 25 to 30 million Kurdish people. This area includes Southeastern Anatolia, Upper Mesopotamia, Zagros, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.
Answer 1 International conferences have a nasty habit of drawing national boundaries along the crests of mountain ranges. This may be neat and tidy, but it is essentially a plainsman's answer. Of course, most capital cities are not on mountain-tops, and the atytitudes of statesmen rarely take into …
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Overview The Anfal campaign began in 1986 and lasted until 1989, and was headed by Ali Hasan al-Majid, a cousin of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The Anfal campaign included the use of ground offensives, aerial bombing, systematic destruction of settlements, mass deportation, concentration camps, …
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They want their own identity, freedom to express their culture, freedom to speak their language, and their own land. There is an area called "Kurdistan" which should be its own country, but it is not. It has been carved up into pieces, part of it controlled by Turkey, part controlled by Iraq, parts …
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The Kurdish Parliament existed prior to the Iraqi Consitution of 2005, but did not have open meetings until 2005.
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Answer 1 Turkey did not try to destroy the Kurdish culture. To preserve the territorial integrity of Turkey everyone that lives within the borders of Turkey are considered to be Turks and everyone is treated equally. Answer 2 Part of Kemal Ataturk's attempt to create a unified Turkish Republic in 19…
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According to the World Evangelization Research Center, less than 1 percent are Christian. Statistics on minority groups throughout the region are difficult to obtain. Of the overall 35 million Kurds, there are less the 35,000 Christian Kurds, which makes Christians less than 0.1% of the Kurdish pop…
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in Arabic letters: بيشمركة in Kurdish letters: پێشمه‌رگه‌
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You can believe he was, putting up such a harsh fight with the Christians. Plus, to lead his own nation in such a huge series of wars, he had to be a good leader, but you decide for yourselves.
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The Northern geographical part of Iraq whose northern border is Turkey. The Kurds are historically an independent (fiercely and traditionally) group considered as seperate from the Turkish, Iraqi and Iranians. ------------------------------------------The Semi-Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan…
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as shown in the map which was divided into four parts through the Sykes-Picot Agreement of May 1916 between British and French empires as the following: 1- Southern Kurdistan in Nortnern Iraq 2- Western Kurdistan in Northern Syria 3- Northern Kurdistan in Eastern Turkey 4- Eastern Kurdistan in W…
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AnswerA people originally come from Kurdistan mountains in Western of Iran. Now they live in Iran, Turkey , Iraq and some in Syria.  AnswerThe region in Iran is also written "Kordistan". Currently, there is an eastern province of Iran called Kordistan. Modern Kurds are referring to the region …
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The Kurdistan Workers' Party, listed as terrorist organization by the US, NATO, and Turkey, is a militant organization which has set as its goal the independence of Turkish Kurdistan as a Kurdish Republic. They have committed violent attacks against Turkish government officials and Turkish civilians…
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Answer 1 This is not true. this is propaganda. please study about Wahhabism. Answer 2 It is worth noting before explaining the conflict in Iraq that the terms "Sunni" and "Shiite" should actually be "Sunni Arab" and "Shiite Arab". Whereas Sunni and Shiite are different sects of Islam, but Kurds …
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oppression is a very harsh term, yet many people forget the bad-doings of the kurdish people ie the atrocities commited by the pkk (kurdish workers party)firstly, the Turkish government has denied many rights if the kurdish community, which they mainly inhabit the south eastern region of turkey. it …
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The Kurdish Regions are in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.
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There is no such place called kurdistan.The reason is kurdish terorrist in turkey attacked Turkish people in the east that's why Turkish army is killing Kurdish terorrists other reason is Kurdish people want to live in Turkey.There is no such place called kurdistan.The reason is kurdish terorrist in…
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Kurds are ethnically related to Greeks, A team of German, Indian and Greek specialists published the results of their research that showed that the Greeks were distant ethnic relatives of the Kurds. The Greeks and kurds according to the research team have common ancestors who resided in the area bet…
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Kurdistan does not have dervishes; you are likely thinking of Turkey proper. The Whirling Dervishes are a Sufi Order (specifically the Mevlevi Order) who believe that through rotating their bodies while meditating they can commune with God's Divine nature and come to a fulfilling relationship with H…
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Yes he was. He was from kurdistan e azad basha alami sagbab. There are several Medieval Historians, such as Ibn Athir, who make it clear that Saladin was a Kurd.
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He was not a Kurd. --- Before asking this question what must be thought is that; can a ruler be from a different nation from his father and father's father and so on. In Ottoman Dynasty, at that time there was Greek blood but as far as I can see Kurds were not treated as first class citizens too. L…
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Gashtyar; Gasht: Tour Yar: The person who does something or -ist This answer is O.K. but nowadays the word Turist is also in use.
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Life and HistorySalah ad-Din was born in Tikrit, Iraq. His family was of Kurdish background and ancestry. Salah ad-Din's military career began when his uncle Assad al-Din Shirkuh, an important military commander under Nur ad-Din, started training him Some crusaders known as the Franks had invaded an…
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saladin was a leader of the Muslims in the crusades in the fight for Jerusalem he won against Richard the lionheart. Saladin [Salahuddin Ayyubi] was the leader [Sultan] of Egypt and Syria that led the Islamic forces against the third crusade of the Europeans in the Holy Land. He was of Kurdish origi…
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u can go to www.dellamurad.co.uk they have nice designer kurdish dresses n its not very expensive -Also depending on where you live; if you know Kurds, and they've traveled to Kurdistan, you can pay them to buy it for you over there. The whole outfit (without jewelry) ranges from 100-700 US dollar…
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It is a Greek name and means "between two rivers": meso = between, in the middle of; "potami" = river. It is named after the two rivers beside it, the Tigris and the Euphrates which then goes to the persien golf.
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saladin died of a short illness, at the age of 54, which was quite old in those times
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Answer 1 the president barzani talibanni are controlling all the currency and transferring it to the bank of Switzerland so they will a lot worse off if it was to go independent. Answer 2 If Kurdistan were to become an independent country composing all four of the major contiguous Kurdish regions (T…
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Take Jerusalem! DUhhh Saladin - born 1137 - was a general who battled the crusaders and conquered Jerusalem. He is buried in a mausoleum in the Umayyad mosque in Damascus.
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Saladin or Salah Al-din is remembered for being a unselfish kind ruler who captured the holy city of Jerusalem and repelled the crusades. He eventually made an agreement to let all people pray there. He Gave to society and not to himself and treated his prisoners with respects, not as slaves
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Saladin is remembered for commanding the Ayyubids at the Battle of Hattin, in which the Ayyubids decisively defeated the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The battle occurred on July 4, 1187.
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I know Kurdish are around 35 million or more in population but could you bring all this number together and get 5 million of them united, it never happened in the Kurdish history in the Middle East from 4,000 years ago until now. It's could be around 20 years only that the Kurd involve in civilizati…
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well it depends on contract and region, some make $80-$100k
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Kurdistan is a geographic region that spans over several countries. The territory is unique in each country but is, by and large, save for foreigners. Iraqi kurdistan, by way of example, is extraordinarily safe for just about all nationalities. Always consult your national travel warnings to be sure…
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The publisher of that book is: Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
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Righteousness of Faith
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Sunni and Shiite are different sects of Islam, but Kurds are an ethnic group. Kurds are predominantly Sunni Muslims (although there are minorities of Shiite Kurds, especially in Iran, and non-Muslim Kurds as well). As a result, it is incorrect to call the Kurds a "religious faction" since what sets …
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I think it was Mustafa Barzani.. He was a great man though RiP =[
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Their customs are they like to wear bright clothes and they don't eat a lot of meat. -Sorry but that's a generalization; nomadic and village dwellers wear "bright clothes" it's called Kurdish clothes by the way. What do you mean by customs? Like traditions or values. We respect elders, and stranger…
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Not having our own land =]
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Kurdistan is a term applied to regions of southeast Turkey, northeast Syria, northern Iraq, and northwest Iran in reference to the Kurdish ethnic majority who live on that land.
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Mohammed ali abdullah ahmed omer lol =] i kno more but ...
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That's not really a valid question since Shia and Sunni are beliefes and Kurd is a race of people, but anyway the Kurds are not causing any trouble at all - so that leaves Shias and Sunnis. Between them the sunnis are causing ALL the problem against the US. Take Al-Qaida (sunnis) for instance they h…
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The Anfal Campaign was the name assigned by Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq, for his genocidal attack on a number of Kurdish tribes in northern Iraq (southern Kurdistan), wherein over 180,000 Kurds were gassed to death.
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When speaking of Kurdistan, it is typically assigned the status of the area of Northern Iraq, Southern Turkey, Western Iran and Eastern Syria. The Kurds there do not have an officially recognized country, but the ones in the mountainous regions enjoy relative autonomy, but are still under the jurisd…
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Most Kurds are Sunnis, so this question makes little sense as put. When the "Media" refers to the conflict between "Sunnis and Kurds" they are using the word "Sunni" as shorthand for saying "Sunni Arabs" in order to distinguish them from "Shiite Arabs". There are linguistic, cultural, and ethnic di…
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I think it was Mahabab or Halabja
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He was born about 1137 in Tikrit, Iraq. He also liked horses
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As a region, yes, as an independent and/or sovereign state, no.Kurdistan is a term applied to regions of southeast Turkey, northeast Syria, northern Iraq, and northwest Iran in reference to the Kurdish ethnic majority who live on that land. The Kurds, by and large, want independence from their ho…
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Richard-I and Saladin entered a failed negotiation for the return of the True Cross to the Crusaders in exchange for the lives of 3,000 Muslim prisoners. Saladin wanted to stall and not hand over a relic which would only embolden Richard and his troops in their attack on Jerusalem. They would later…
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an ancient region of southwestern Asia in present-day Iraq, lying between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Its alluvial plains were the site of the civilizations of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria.
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c. 1138 in Tikrit (modern-day Iraq)
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Saladin and Richard never met face to face.
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The Kurds live in a geographical area that covers southeast Turkey, Northern Iraq, Western Iran and North eastern Syria. Originally they are from Kurdistan mountains in west of Iran.
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tast la galicem ba <jelly dounutz rule
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In my opinion, he had to be, in order to put up such a strong and bloody fight with the Crusaders (Christian soldiers). But if you disagree with me, decide for yourself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saladin
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After taking back the walls, they had to rebuild much of it. The crusaders had control of it for 88 years so they had done same major conversion to their religion (christ) When Saladin took the city he had all of the statues and churches reflect Islamic culture rather than Latin.
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Syria is called the" Land of Saladin"
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Saladin or Salah Al-din is remembered for being a unselfish kind ruler who captured the holy city of Jerusalem and repelled the crusades. He eventually made an agreement to let all people pray there. He Gave to society and not to himself and treated his prisoners with respects, not as slave.
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He was a great military leader who won the respect of the Crusaders (and considering how bigoted they were, that must have taken some doing) - at least that's why he's remembered in the West.
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Because Salahadin was the sultan of Syria back in time. Also the sultan in Egypt, Yemen and some other places. He was a great warrior, with the biggest heart a warrior has ever had, he was fair, even to his enemies. He was a Islam-believer
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Kurdish people are from kurdistan which is made up from parts of four countries. Iraq, Iran, Turkey and syria. I see kurdistan as a whole country and not four parts but sadly due so much war there country was ripped apart. Kurds have there own languages, music, clothes and food. They dont speak Arab…
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Ofcourse :S kurdistan isn't as bad as the bloody media sets it out to be =] trust me i got every year
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Yes, She is 100% Kurdish
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xoshem awet (the correct pronunciation is Khoshim aweyt) knowing that the pronunciation of letter x in Kurdish Latin script is Kh (as ch in Scottish 'loch') another way of saying "I love you" is "men hazemleta" There are a few different ways of saying it.
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rozhbash << MEANS GOOD MORNING bashem Answer: Lots of useful Kurdish phrases at the link
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Kurds like any other nation have there own tradition.Kurdish tradition are their own do not belong to Turkish or Iraqi or Persian and includes Arts ,works,behaviour,foods,
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you say chony that means hello in kurdish :)
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their bravenes yes i am a kurd and indeed they are clearly identified among all race for their bravery. they will put their heart and all their courage into their country. I'm sure you have heard of salahaddini ayubi, he was a kurdish Muslim, research him then you will know what kurds are like. lo…
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Hun Bixer Hatun =]
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in the floor
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yes you can you idiot
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PKK (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan) known as "Kurdistan Workers Party" is a militant organization founded in the 1970s and led by Abdullah Öcalan. they kill civilians in turkey to be able to create a country called Kurdistan. Som epeople think that there already is a country called Kurdistan but if …
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Kurds are only troublesome for Iraq because Iraqi Arabs are not interested in recognizing that the Kurds are a unique and different people from them but still worthy of respect. Iraqi Kurds, generally, have better statistics (quality of life, lifespan, less insurgency, more tolerance, more scientifi…
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Turkish people are from Turkey Kurdish people are from kurdistan =]
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fifth crusade
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Iraq, turkey, syria, armania, Iran and russia
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A people .Their origin is Kurdistan mountains in Western of Iran.now they live in Iran , Turkey and Iraq
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Kurds eat alot of Turkish food, but they also have their own Kurdish dishes too.
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To chom pe dekayt?
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The Kurds live in a region typically called Kurdistan which sits primarily in eastern Turkey, but also has a large portion of Northern Iraq and a small part of northwestern Iran.
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50%-70%
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ta mini hez daki < do you luv ezi te hez dekim< i love you
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They are treated very poorly
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People of kurdistan
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Richard the Lionheart was the leader of the Catholic army during the crusade of kings. He is named "The Lionheart" because he was the only king to complete his crusade during the Crusade of kings (neither the king of France, or the king of Germany finished). Saladin was his opposition.
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The Kurds have been repressed by the governments of Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. All they want is their own state where they can define their future without being forced to submit to militarized attacks and nerve gas. Considering what they are up against, the Kurds have actually been very peaceful. The P…
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Kurds are considered a nation because they are an ethnicity with unified traditions and a historic homeland. They are considered stateless because they do not control any independent territories that would conceivably belong to a Kurdish Country. Therefore, the Kurds are considered a stateless nati…
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Kurds, or Kurdish people are a group of people that do not have there own state. Kurdistan is located in western mountains of Iran. But many Kurds moved to Iraq and Turkey and some to Syria. In North of Iraq they have federal region called Kurdistan of Iraq.
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In Turkey: The Kurds were the largest group of Turkish citizens who were not ethnic Turks. As a direct result of fearing that the Kurds would attempt to form their own country, the Turks repressed their cultural expression in an attempt to de-Kurd-ify them and Turk-ify them. The fear of Kurdish revo…
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There is a semi autonomus region in Northern Iraq with that name but the other areas which militants refer to as 'Kurdistan' belong to Turkey, Iran and Syria. The militants are in a stick and stone 'struggle' against the armies of these countries. Nothing big but a big inconveniance as noone wants t…
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Yes
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Currently, Kurdistan is not a united country. As a result the different regions of Kurdistan are ruled differently. Only in Iraq do the Kurds have enough autonomy to have their own elected officials. Massoud Mustafa Barzani is the President of Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Sanandaj is the capital of Eastern Kurdistan (occupied by Iran), Al-Qamishli is the capital of Western Kurdistan (occupied by Syria), Erbil (which the Kurds call "Hawler") is the Capital of Southern Kurdistan (occupied by Iraq) and Diyarbakir (which the Kurds call "Amed") is the capital of Northern …
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Answer 1 Sunni and Shiite are different sects of Islam whose differences are discussed in the Related Question below. As for Kurds, this is an ethnic group. Kurds are predominantly Sunni Muslims (although there are minorities of Shiite and non-Muslim Kurds as well). As concerns the current interacti…
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Kurds are not religion. they are a race. shia shiite shi'te shii'te shīʿah shi'ite shi'ites shias all are the same. all are for arabic word شيعه which means follower [of some one]/ sect. and in shia/sunni debates means "shia of Ali" Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe …
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