Northern Kurd in Iraq


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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, Behdini in Iraq.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Kurdistan
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2019/12/16
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/12/12
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/12/10


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-12-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-12-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-16
People Name General Kurd, Kurmanji
People Name in Country Kurd, Behdini
Natural Name Northern Kurd
Pronunciation kerd
Population this Country 3,759,000
Population all Countries 16,271,000
Total Countries 33
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 75
Alternate Names Kermanji; Kurmanji; Turkish Kurd; Yazidi; Yezidi
People ID 12877
ROP3 Code 105458
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (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 14  (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, Behdini in Iraq Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Kurdish, Northern (3,759,000 speakers)
Language Code kmr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kurdish, Northern (3,759,000 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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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 Life's Gold Create International
Film / Video Life's Gold Create International
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 The Prophets' Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
3.0 %
Roman Catholic
87.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: Joshua Project. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more