Definition of Kurd in English:

Kurd

noun

  • A member of a mainly Islamic people living in parts of eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, western Iran, and eastern Syria.

    • ‘It reveals an alternative, rebel underworld in Istanbul, populated mainly by Kurds.’
    • ‘In 1991, the Americans again called on the Kurds to revolt and again abandoned them.’
    • ‘Half of the Kurds reside in Turkey, where they comprise over 20 percent of the Turkish population.’
    • ‘Nor do we have any problem with our brothers the Kurds, the Christians or the Turkmen.’
    • ‘Turkey has claimed the deaths were the result of civil unrest at a time of war and that Turks and Kurds also lost their lives.’
    • ‘A group of youths said that the people living at the house were Kurds.’
    • ‘Asked to choose between the Kurds and the Turks we might well become confused.’
    • ‘Foreign journalists who left the city reported fierce fighting between Arabs and Kurds in Mosul.’
    • ‘His treatment of the Kurds and Marsh Arabs transcends any claim to sovereign invulnerability.’
    • ‘A large group of Kurds headed to Rusholme and the Kurdistan Restaurant to celebrate the news.’
    • ‘In 1945, Kurds set up a Kurdish republic at Mahabad in the Soviet, occupied zone in Iran.’
    • ‘Since the end of the sanctions, the Kurds have sought ways to make up for that lost income.’
    • ‘Eventually the Kurds and the Turks sorted everything out and our convoy rolled out of Silopi.’
    • ‘For Orta, that attention is as necessary now as it was when she first saw television pictures of displaced Kurds.’
    • ‘Yet once outside threats were removed the Kurds began fighting among themselves.’
    • ‘Saladin was a Kurd, and many of his soldiers were not Arabs.’
    • ‘The presence or absence of Kurds neither adds nor subtracts to the legitimacy of the protest.’
    • ‘Note how many quotes are from wounded Kurds insisting that they do not blame the Americans.’
    • ‘This would be no more separatist than what the Americans have already conceded to the Kurds in the north.’
    • ‘Because of their religious rites the Yezidis were despised by the rest of Kurds and lived in isolation.’

Origin

The name in Kurdish.

Pronunciation:

Kurd

/kərd/