• PEOPLE CLUSTER: KURD

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 33

Population: 34,649,700

Unreached people groups: 32

UPG population: 34,615,200

Unengaged UPGs: 13

UUPG population: 4,300,200

Number of countries: 25


Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

Overview: The Kurds are a mountain people with a history extending back many millennia. They are the descendants of many different peoples, but notably the Hurrians, Medes and Scythians. The geographical distribution of their languages and widely differing dialects reflects their complexity. There are four main languages, but dozens of recognized ethnic subgroups.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 204.

Peoples within this cluster: Behdini; Kurd, Alevica; Kurd, Central (Sorani); Kurd, Dimili; Kurd, Northern (Kermanji); Kurd, Southern; Kurd, Turkish; Laki; Yazidi

Countries where they are found: Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; France; Georgia; Germany; Iran; Iraq; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Netherlands; Russia; Syria; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan


People groups: 33

Population: 34,649,700

Unreached people groups: 32

UPG population: 34,615,200

Unengaged UPGs: 13

UUPG population: 4,300,200

Number of countries: 25