Kurmanji Kurdish
Northern Kurdish
Kurmancî
Region autochthonous to Kurdistan, Kurdish diaspora
Speakers
15 million (2009)
Family
Dialects
  • Botani (Boti)
  • Marashi
  • Ashiti
  • Bayezidi
  • Hekari
  • Shemdinani
  • Badini
  • Shikakî
  • Silivî
  • Mihemedî
Writing
Latin script in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran
Arabic script in Iraq
Cyrillic script in Russia and Armenia.
AreaHakkari, Siirt, Mardin, Agri, Diyarbakir, Bitlis, Bingol, Van, Adiyaman, and Mus, most; also Urfa, Kars, Tunceli, Malatya, Erzurum, Marash, Sivas, and other provinces; communities in central Turkey (Cankiri, Cihanbeyli, near Konya); many in large cities in the west, including Istanbul, Adana, Ankara, Izmir. Also in Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation (Europe), Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 ku
ISO 639-3 kmr
Glottolog nort2641
Kurdish languages map.svg
Geographic distribution of the Kurdish languages spoken by Kurds
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