History of the Kurds in Nashville, Tennessee

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The city of Nashville, Tennessee includes a large Kurdish population. Nashville has been nicknamed "Little Kurdistan" due to its large number of Kurds.[1]


The first wave of Kurdish immigrants arrived as refugees during the 1970s.[citation needed]


As of 2013 there were 11,000 Kurds in Nashville.[2] This is the largest population of Kurds in the United States. Most have roots in Iraq.[3]

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  1. ^ "Nashville's new nickname: 'Little Kurdistan'". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ Demsky, Ian; Avila, Oscar (December 30, 2004). "Iraqis to cast votes in Nashville". The Tennessean and Chicago Tribune. 
  3. ^ "Immigrants thrive in US country music capital". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

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