from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Kurds or their language or culture.
  • n. The Iranian language of the Kurds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Language of Kurdistan (In the Mesopotamia region, from the Zagros of mid-western Iran to the eastern extension of the chain of the Taurus Mountains).
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Kurdistan, the Kurdish people or the Kurdish language

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Kurds, the Kurdish language, or Kurdistan.
  • proper n. The language of the Kurds; it is related to Farsi, the modern Iranian language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Kurdistan or the Kurds.

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

  • adj. of or relating to Kurdistan or the Kurds or their language and culture
  • n. an Iranian language spoken in Turkey and Iran and Iraq and Syria and Russia


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