Southern Kurdish

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Southern Kurdish
کوردی خوارین
Native toEastern Iraq, Western Iran
Native speakers
3,000,000 in Iran (2000)[1]
Dialects
  • Bayray
  • Feyli
  • Garrusi (Bijari)
  • Kermanshahi
  • Kolyai
  • Kordali
  • Malekshahi
  • Sanjabi
  • Laki
  • Kalhori
  • Zangana
Hawar alphabet, Perso-Arabic (Sorani alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-3sdh
Glottologsout2640[2]
Linguasphere58-AAA-c
SOUTHERN KURDISH.JPG

Southern Kurdish (کوردی خوارین; kurdîy xwarîn) or Pehlewani is a Kurdish dialect predominantly spoken in western Iran and eastern Iraq.[3] In Iran, it is spoken in the provinces of Kermanshah and Ilam. In Iraq it is spoken in the region of Khanaqin, all the way to Mandali. It is also the dialect of the populous Kurdish Kakayî tribes near Kirkuk and most Yarsani Kurds in Kermanshah Province. There are also populous diasporas of Southern Kurdish-speakers found in the Alburz mountains.

Native speakers use various different alphabets to write Southern Kurdish, the most common ones are extensions of the standard Kurdish alphabets.

Subdialects[edit]

The subdialects of Southern Kurdish are:

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Kamandar Fattah, Les Dialectes kurdes méridionaux: étude linguistique et dialectologique. Louvain, Peeters, 2000, p. 55-62.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Kurdish at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Southern Kurdish". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Kurdish language i. History of the Kurdish language". Iranica Online. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  4. ^ Vahid-e-Ranjbar, Dastur-e Zaban-e Kurdi-ye Kermanshahi. Kermanshah: Taq-Bostan. 1388

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