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Hi Polyglots! 😃

Welcome to the Northern Kurdish learning page!

You will find below many free resources to learn and practice this language.

Enjoy your learning journey with Polyglot Club! 😊

Facts about Northern Kurdish[edit | edit source]

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): kmr
  • Autonyms (how to write "Northern Kurdish" in Northern Kurdish): Kurmancî / کورمانجی / Кӧрманщи / Kurdiya Jorîn / کوردیا ژۆرین / Кӧрдьйа Жорин
  • Other names for "Northern Kurdish": Kurmancî, Kurmanji, Êzdîkî, Kurdî, Badinani, Bahdini, Behdini, Kirmanciya Jori, Eastern Kurmanji, Kordi, Kurdi, Khorasani, Khorasani Kurmanji, Kermancî,Kirmancî
  • The Northern Kurdish language is spoken in: Turkey

The Kurdish languages constitute a dialect continuum, belonging to the Iranian language family, spoken by Kurds in the geo-cultural region of Kurdistan and the Kurdish diaspora. The 3 Kurdish languages are Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Xwarîn).

The majority of the Kurds speak Kurmanji. Most Kurdish texts are written in Kurmanji and Sorani. Kurmanji is written in the Hawar alphabet, a derivation of the Latin script, and Sorani is written in the Sorani alphabet, a derivation of Arabic script.


Kurdish Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Institut kurde de Paris: Kurdish-English dictionary & French, Turkish (journal Kurmancî)

KurditGroup: Kurdish Sorani-English dictionary Kurdish-English, German, Turkish dictionaries & Kurmanji-Sorani, Kurmanji-Zazaki Kurdish-Turkish dictionary

Defense Language Institute: basic vocabulary in Kurmanji (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

basic vocabulary in Sorani (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

Kurdish-English vocabulary by Wheeler Thackston (2006)

Sorani Kurdish vocabulary

Dictionnaire kurde-français: Kurdish-French dictionary, by Auguste Jaba (1879) (Arabic & Latin alphabets)

Study of European, Persian and Arabic loans in standard Sorani by Jafar Hasanpoor, thesis (1999)

The Kurdish toponymy of northern Iraq, in The Permanent Committee of geographical names (2003)

Free Northern Kurdish Lessons[edit | edit source]

Language Exchange[edit | edit source]

Forum[edit | edit source]

Tools[edit | edit source]

Marketplace[edit | edit source]

Last Lessons[edit | edit source]

Subordinating ConjunctionsCoordinating ConjunctionsTourist AttractionsMeans of TransportationRegions and CitiesPlace AdverbsTime AdverbsManner AdverbsSports and FitnessIndoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesInterrogative PronounsPossessive PronounsDemonstrative PronounsPersonal PronounsFolkloreCuisineWeddings and CelebrationsNegative StatementsPast TensePresent TenseNumbersMonths and SeasonsDative CaseGenitive CaseAccusative CaseNominative CaseAsking for and Giving Personal InformationIntroducing YourselfGreetings


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