Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a group of peoples speaking western Iranian languages and inhabiting the transnational region of Kurdistan in southwest Asia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a pastoral and predatory Aryan race, which gives its name to Kurdistan, a region of Asia lying partly in Turkey and partly in Persia. The Kurds speak an Iranic language, and are mostly Sunni Mohammedans. Rarely spelled Curd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A member of a people who inhabit a mountainous region of Western Asia, sometimes referred to as Kurdistan, spread over an area including adjoining parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Syria. The people of this region speak Kurdish and are mostly Moslem.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of the linguistically and culturally distinct people who inhabit those parts of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the former Soviet Union sometimes known as Kurdistan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state

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Examples

  • Kurdish militants fighting for autonomy in Kurd-dominated south-eastern Turkey have fought the Turkish state for more than 25 years – a campaign that has cost the lives of over 30,000 people.

    Suicide bomb rocks Turkish celebrations

  • If it breaks out and the country partitions into three elements Shiite, Sunni & Kurd, is that such a bad thing?

    Think Progress » Joe Klein Embraces Defeat

  • The two leading contenders for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have very distinct positions but it has been a rare occasion when the word Kurd has ever been spoken by them.

    SENATOR CLINTON WRITES KURDS OUT OF HER SCRIPT

  • For a Turkish leader like Erdogan, even saying the word Kurd was a break with the past,

    NPR Topics: News

  • What better way to get the name Kurd out in the world?

    IAGblog

  • What better way to get the name Kurd out in the world?

    IAGblog

  • What better way to get the name Kurd out in the world?

    IAGblog

  • For a Turkish leader like Erdogan, even saying the word Kurd was a break with the past,

    NPR Topics: News

  • What better way to get the name Kurd out in the world?

    IAGblog

  • What better way to get the name Kurd out in the world?

    IAGblog

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