Northern Kurd in Denmark


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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Northern Kurds are part of a much greater Kurd population. They are made up of a number of clans, tribes, and tribal confederations, many of which have been in existence for thousands of years. This large people group shares several important and common ties. Not only do they speak closely related languages (collectively called Kurmanji), but they also share a common culture, geographical homeland, and sense of identity.


Where Are they Located?

Most Kurmanji speaking Kurds are from Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. There have been many times since the 1980s when they have had to flee for their lives to places like Denmark.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Denmark, the Kurds celebrate their own festivals and many attend mosque. Some are more adjusted to the Danish way of life than others.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nearly all Kurds are Muslims, most being Sunnis. They first embraced Islam after the Arab conquests of the seventh century. They look to Islam as a basis for social justice.
However, despite being predominantly Sunnis, religion has created deep rifts among the Kurds. These differences also have prejudicial overtones towards the lower class. Many of the dispossessed Kurd minorities have become associated with the secret and unorthodox sects like the Yezidis--the most fervently rebellious people in Kurd society.


What Are Their Needs?

The Northern Kurds are trapped in the bondage of Islam. There are still relatively few known believers living among them. The New Testament has been translated into their Kurmanji language.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kurd, Kurmanji in Denmark.

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give mission agencies strategies for reaching Kurdish Muslims with the gospel.
Ask God to use the small number of Northern Kurdish believers as a clear gospel witness to their own people in Denmark.
Ask the Holy Spirit to soften their hearts towards Christ followers so that they will be receptive to the gospel.
Pray that God will raise up a strong disciple making movement among the Kurmanji speaking Northern Kurds.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12877/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12877/IZ
http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/060220162
http://www.rudaw.net/english/world/130520151
https://kurdishrights.org/2013/02/13/discrimination-of-the-kurds-also-in-denmark/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kurd, Kurmanji
People Name in Country Kurd, Kurmanji
Natural Name Northern Kurd
Pronunciation kerd
Population this Country 20,000
Population all Countries 15,873,000
Total Countries 33
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kermanji; Kurmanji; Turkish Kurd; Yazidi; Yezidi
People ID 12877
ROP3 Code 105458
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Kurdish, Northern (20,000 speakers)
Language Code kmr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kurdish, Northern (20,000 speakers)
Language Code kmr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kurdish, Northern

Primary Language:  Kurdish, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1856-2016)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1872-2005)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kurdish, Northern
Film / Video Life's Gold
Film / Video Life's Gold
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
93.50 %
Non-Religious
6.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more