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What music do Kurds listen to?

What music do Kurds listen to?

Definition. Traditional Kurdish music is very distinctive from Arabic, Armenian and Turkish music, and mostly composed by people who remained anonymous. Thematically, the music were of melancholic and elegiac character, but has since then incorporated more upbeat and joyous melodies.

Is Kurdistan is a country?

Kurdistan Region (KRI; Kurdish: ھەرێمی کوردستان, romanized: Herêma Kurdistanê, Arabic: إقليم كردستان) is an autonomous region in Iraq comprising the four Kurdish-majority governorates of Duhok, Erbil, Halabja, and Sulaymaniyah and bordering Iran, Syria, and Turkey.

How many Kurds are there in Turkey?

According to the World Factbook, Kurdish people make up 18% of Turkey’s population (about 14 million, out of 77.8 million people). Kurdish sources put the figure at 10 to 15 million Kurds in Turkey. Kurds mostly live in Northern Kurdistan, in Southeastern and Eastern Anatolia.

How many Kurds are there?

Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state.

What religion are the Kurds?

Nearly all Iraqi Kurds consider themselves Sunni Muslims. In our survey, 98% of Kurds in Iraq identified themselves as Sunnis and only 2% identified as Shias. (A small minority of Iraqi Kurds, including Yazidis, are not Muslims.) But being a Kurd does not necessarily mean alignment with a particular religious sect.

What language is spoken by the Kurds?

Kurmanji is the language of the vast majority of Kurds in Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, and of a few in Iraq and Iran, with an estimated 15-17 million speakers in total. Sorani is the language of most Kurds in Iraq (4-6 million speakers) and Iran (5-6 million speakers).

Is Kurdistan rich or poor?

The Kurdistan region’s economy is dominated by the oil industry, agriculture and tourism….Economy of Kurdistan Region.

GDP per capita $7,000 (Nominal, 2015)
GDP by sector Petroleum industry (80% of revenues)
Inflation (CPI) 97% (August 2016)
Population below poverty line 12% (August 2016)