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  • proper n. North Kurdish: the major Kurdish dialect spoken in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and by Kurds living in Central Asia.
  • proper n. Kurdish in general, including both North Kurdish and Sorani.


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  • In an interview with daily Zaman, General Director of TRT, Ibrahim Sahin stated that they would mainly use Kurmanji which is spoken by 90 \% of the people in region and afterwards they would include Zazaki and Sorani as well.


  • The institute has formed a study group called "Kurmancî" which is the Kurdish spelling of "Kurmanji" in 1987.


  • Unknown to most Armenians, but loved by many Kurds for his songs sung in the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish, Aram Tigran has passed away in Athens, Greece.

    Global Voices in English » Greece: Armenian singer passes away

  • Although the Jews had a language of their own — a special Aramaic dialect — their secular songs (dance songs and ballads) were sung in the language of the general community, Kurmanji.

    Ethnic Dance in the Yishuv and Israel: 1900-2000.

  • But Mr. Cetin himself is a Kurd, with a good command of Kurmanji, the most widely spoken Kurdish dialect, and he will defend the regime's policies toward the Kurds.

    Justice and the Kurds

  • There are three main dialects of Kurdish: Kurmanji, Zazaki and Sorani.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • But the dialect spoken most widely in the region is Kurmanji.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • Kurmanji is used in Turkey, in Syria and in one section of Iraq.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • TRT uses the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish for the time being, but other dialects will be included gradually as the channel moves forward.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • After this legal regulation, on June 7, 2004, TRT 3 started broadcasting in both Kurmanji and Zazaki dialects of Kurdish, as well as Arabic, Circassian



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