Turkish Kurd in Iraq


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Introduction / History

The northeast border of Iraq is part of a larger Kurdish population of clans, tribes and confederacies which have existed for thousands of years. They share several important and common ties of language, culture, homeland, and identity.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Northern Kurds fought ISIS valiantly, and at great cost. They are farmers, raising cattle and goats, and a people who enjoy elaborate costumes, and bright colors.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Kurds are Sunni; class prejudice is common in this people group. Many of the most rebellious in Kurdish society have associated with secret and unorthodox Muslim sects.


What Are Their Needs?

Many Kurds have endured much suffering in recent years of war and rebellion, scarcity of water, and resultant farming problems. Medical teams and civil engineers, and educators are needed to minister to these needy people.


Prayer Points

There are a few known followers of Christ among the Northern Kurds in Iraq. Please pray they will grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.

Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Kurds of Iraq with his presence and mercy.

Pray for a movement of Bible studies that will beget more Bible studies with the intension of producing obedient Kurdish disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Kurd, Turkish in Iraq.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Kurdistan


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kurd, Kurmanji
People Name in Country Kurd, Turkish
Natural Name Turkish Kurd
Pronunciation kerd
Alternate Names Behdini; Kermanji; Kurmanji; Turkish Kurd; Yazidi; Yezidi
Population this Country 2,261,000
Population all Countries 14,881,000
Total Countries 33
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 45
People ID 12877
ROP3 Code 105458
ROP25 Code 304412
ROP25 Name Kurd
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North of Great Zab river, Dahuk, Ninawa, and Arbil governorates; Surchi dialect near Great Zab river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North of Great Zab river, Dahuk, Ninawa, and Arbil governorates; Surchi dialect near Great Zab river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Kurd, Turkish in Iraq Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.10 %)
1.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.80 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kurdish, Northern (2,261,000 speakers)
Language Code kmr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kurdish, Northern (2,261,000 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)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kurdish, Northern Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Kurdish, Northern YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group location: Joshua Project. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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