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Type Region
Scripts کوردستان(Kurdish Sorani) كردستان(Arabic) Курдистан(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. kuwr-dis-TAHN(Kurdish)
koor-dees-TAN(Arabic)
KUR-di-stan(English)
KUYR-DEES-TAHN(French)
kuwr-dyi-STAN(Russian)

Meaning & History

From Kurdish کوردستان (Kurdistan), from the Persian ethnic name کرد (Kord) meaning "Kurd" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of the region in the midst of Iran, Iraq and Turkey that is primarily inhabited by the Kurdish people.