Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. Michael M. Gunter.
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Kurdish people — Kurd redirects here. For other uses, see Kurd (disambiguation). Kurds 1st row: Saladin … Wikipedia
Kurd — /kerrd, koord/; Pers. /koohrddd/, n. a member of an Islamic people speaking Kurdish and dwelling chiefly in Kurdistan. [1610 20] * * * Member of an ethnic and linguistic group native to parts of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey (see Kurdistan). Kurds speak … Universalium
Chronology — 401 BCE Kardouchoi harass retreating Greeks, as recorded by Xenophon in his Anabasis. Mid 7th century CE Kurds are Islamicized. 1169 Saladin (most famous Kurd) establishes Ayyubid dynasty in Egypt and Syria. 1187 Saladin defeats Crusaders at the… … Historical Dictionary of the Kurds
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND — The origin of the Kurds is uncertain, although some scholars believe them to be the descendants of various Indo European tribes, which settled in the area as long as 4,000 years ago. The Kurds themselves claim to be the descendants of the Medes… … Historical Dictionary of the Kurds
XENOPHON — See Kardouchoi … Historical Dictionary of the Kurds