What's a Kurd..........?

I don't really know what it is, can someone please explain to me what they are. Is it a group?

Oh and is a Kangal Turkish or Kurdish?

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Yess.. But I would like to know. Everyone is always talking about them.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Kurd is not a name of a nation.

    Kurd (which means wolf in Turkish) is a name arbitrarily given to the people who speak around 400 primitive, patched up languages which are not sufficient to establish communication beyond a village or a town (at most) and who have no social, cultural and historical bonds with each other despite in none of those languages spoken by these people there's neither a word of ''Kurd'' nor any word derived from the word of ''Kurd'' (nor any common name they give to themselves in their own ''languages'').

    With these patched up languages (which are made up with the intention of establishing communication between the locals whose mother tongues are different due to social necessities in history) you can't talk about politics, you can't write about history, you can't make university education.

    It's physically impossible to make these 400 primitive patched up languages, which are wrongly lumped together under the name of Kurdish, education language (any such attempt would mean the assimilation of the rest of the 399 languages which deserve to exist as much as the language which is tried to be imposed upon those people who all speak different languages.

    In history Persian was the language which Turks were exclusively using as a second language in order to be able to communicate with the Persian traders coming to their lands.

    Even today in Afganistan the Turkish tribes such as Uzbeks, Turkmens, Hazarahs speak Persian as a second language to communicate with the local populations living in Afganistan. It's not really such an unusual event for Turks to forget their mother tongue under these circumstances. Tajiks are a very good example of such Turks who lost their mother tongue. Tajiks speak a Persian dialect despite there's no doubt that they're historically and ethnically Turkish.

    As a linguist I have the opinion that majority of these people, who are referred as Kurds, are the Turks who developed these patched up languages in order to communicate with the local populations. Initially they were using it as a second language but then just like the Tajiks they forgot their mother tongue due to wars and other social developments in the regions they lived and began to use these primitive, patched up languages as if they're their mother tongues.

    • kut4 years agoReport

      lol patched up?? did u learn that from atafag the biggest betrayer in Human history lol

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    kurds are the people of Kurdistan land which was taken from them by the turks under the influence of ataturk. Who was apart of the conspiracy to erase other cultures and evolve the english system. Take a look at ataturk you think he isn't english? The kurds were the hard ones so they had to be taken out first in order to get the turks. The turks being gullible were able to be theoretically conquered by notions of education, economical growth etc by politics currently erdogan. As alper tunga has shown by depicting typical turkish behavior judging people on politics and education, see how well turks are gullible by being taught to hate others without any actual humane reason. By the way wolf is kurt not kurd well I guess even though their government has apologized some of the barbaric turks still exist. I give it another 5-10 years then there will be american armed forces in turkey conquering the land. The majority of youth already speak english so not much time left.

    Source(s): Great grandchild of kurd who was fleeing village from turkish forces. So much for humanity.
  • 6 years ago

    im not kurd or turk. but kangal is 100% kurdish

  • 4 years ago

    **** turk **** turk, we are kurd not kurt ... it is our land it is our animels .. it is not kangal it is hewşar i have this dog in kurdistan ... go back to mongolia ************

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  • amada
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    9 years ago

    The Kurds are people of Indo-European origin who live mainly in the mountains and uplands where Turkey, Iraq, and Iran meet. From the 16th century on the Ottoman and Persian Empires allowed the Kurdish tribes almost total autonomy in return for keeping, the peace on the open border area between the two empires. Most Kurds live in the generally contiguous areas of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria – a mountainous region of southwest Asia .

    Before World War I, traditional Kurdish life was nomadic, revolving around sheep and goat herding throughout the Mesopotamian plains and highlands of Turkey and Iran. The breakup of the Ottoman Empire after the war created a number of new nation-states, but not a separate Kurdistan. During the early 20th century, Kurds began to consider the concept of nationalism, a notion introduced by the British amid the division of traditional Kurdistan among neighboring countries. After the overthrow of the Turkish monarchy by Kemal Ataturk, Turkey, Iran and Iraq each agreed not to recognize an independent Kurdish state.

    The PKK, currently a terrorist force in southeastern Turkey, has rejected the Iraqi Kurds' decision to seek local self-government within a federal Iraq. The PKK believes that an independent Kurdish state should be a homeland for all Kurds. Despite a common goal of independent statehood, the 20 million or so Kurds in the various countries are hardly unified. They don't have a language, they speak many dialects, plus the language of the country they live in.

    Kurds constitute approximately 17% of Iraq's population, approximately 18% of the population in Turkey, approximately 7% of Iran's overall population, 9% of Syria's population,and a considerable percentage of the population in Afghanistan, Azerbeijan, and Armenia. According to a report by the Council of Europe, approximately 1.3 million Kurds live in Western Europe. The earliest immigrants were Kurds from Turkey, who settled in Germany, Austria, the Benelux countries, Great Britain, Switzerland and France during the 1960s. Successive periods of political and social turmoil in the Middle East during 1980s and 1990s brought new waves of Kurdish refugees, mostly from Iran and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, came to Europe.

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    A Kangal is a Turkish dog.

    In its home district of Kangal, in Sivas city in Turkey, the Kangal Dog is still primarily used as a livestock guardian and is highly prized. As the sheep industry continues to decline in eastern Turkey, purebred Kangals of the classic type are becoming increasingly prized, and sell for high prices. Many animals are brought from the villages to compete for prizes during the annual Kangal Festival. In their homeland, kangals are considered the only dogs capable of killing wolves.

  • 9 years ago

    First: Kangal is kind of dog.turkish dog famouse like kangal.Sivas Kangal Dog;Turkish Shepherd Dog.

    The earliest reliable account of Turkish shepherd dogs comes from Evliya Çelebi. In his Seyahatname (Book of Travels) he describes the ceremonial parades of the Janissaries, an elite Ottoman force, in which guarding-dogs were displayed in full regalia by their keepers.

    While The Kangal Dog is thought to be an ancient Anatolian/Mesopotamian dog, it is believed that the breeds ancestors were brought from Central Asia along with Turkish tribes.

    Because Kangal name and breed has not been thoroughly defined and documented until recently, because of the slightly similar appearance and desire to capitalize on unique qualities of the breed, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs in general are sometimes labeled Kangals. Kangal is a distinct breed from Karabash, Akbash and the generic Anatolian Shepherd Dog. See Mountain dog breeds.

    A contemporary national treasure in Sivas,Turkey, the Kangal dog is one of over 30 livestock guardian breeds from various countries in Europe and Asia. Each is considered an important part of the culture and history of its region. To protect and conserve the genetic purity of the Kangal Dog, the government of Turkey has established several state-sponsored breeding centers.

    In its home district of Kangal, in Sivas city in Turkey, the Kangal Dog is still primarily used as a livestock guardian and is highly prized. As the sheep industry continues to decline in eastern Turkey, purebred Kangals of the classic type are becoming increasingly prized, and sell for high prices. Many animals are brought from the villages to compete for prizes during the annual Kangal Festival. In their homeland, kangals are considered the only dogs capable of killing wolves.

    Today, the kangal is protected by the Turkish government as part of Turkish national heritage, making it now illegal to export Turkey Kangals to non-Turkish nationals. Government sponsored breeding centers have been established at Kangal town and Ulas, where the breeding, development and health records of every dog are charted, regardless of location. Pedigrees are recorded, and certificates of origin are issued to owners of genuine Kangal Dogs.

    Second:

    Kurd are an Iranian people native to the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.The Kurds number about 30 million, the majority living in the Middle East, with significant Kurdish diaspora communities in the cities of western Turkey, in Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Russia, Lebanon and, in recent decades, some European countries and the United States. The Kurds are an indigenous ethnic minority in countries where the Kurdistan region is located, although they have enjoyed partial autonomy in Northern Iraq since 1991. An irredentist movement pushes for the creation of a Kurdish nation state.Kurdish holds official status in Iraq as a national language alongside Arabic, is recognized in Iran as a regional language, and in Armenia as a minority language.

    The Kurdish languages belong to the north-western sub-group of the Iranian languages, which in turn belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family.Most Kurds are either bilingual or multilingual, speaking the language of their respective nation of origin, such as Arabic, Turkish and Persian as a second language alongside their native Kurdish, while those in diaspora communities often speak 3 or more languages. Kurdish Jews and some Kurdish Christians (not be confused with ethnic Assyrians) usually speak Aramaic (for example: Lishana Deni) as their first language. Aramaic is a Semitic language related to Hebrew and Arabic rather than Kurdish.

    Kurdish culture is a legacy from the various ancient peoples who shaped modern Kurds and their society, but primarily of three layers of indigenous (Hurrian), ancient Iranian, and Islamic roots. Kurdish culture is close to that of other Iranian peoples.In contrast to many neighboring Muslim populations, Kurdish women are not secluded and do not wear the veil. Kurdish men and women participate in mixed-gender dancing during feasts, weddings and other social celebrations.

    Source(s): azzz
  • A largely Sunni Muslim people with

    their own language and culture, most Kurds

    live in the generally contiguous areas of Turkey,

    Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria – a mountainous

    region of southwest Asia generally known as

    Kurdistan ("Land of the Kurds").

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/325191/K...

    I believe they are often talked about, because of their

    struggle for independence being an issue for

    a very long time now..

  • 9 years ago

    headaches of turks

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