Near Eastern Languages and Cultures | Introduction to Kurdish I
K100 | 30712 | Kutbettin Kilic


The Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish will be taught in this class. Kurmanji
Kurdish is spoken by nearly 15 million of the estimated 25 million
Kurdish speakers worldwide. The Kurmanji language region includes
Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and parts of Iraq and Iran and extends from
the Trans-Caucasus into Central Asia. It is also a useful language in
Western Europe, where approximately 1 million Kurds reside. By the end
of this course, students will gain the basics of Kurdish grammar and
will be able to read, listen and understand, write, and speak in
Kurmanji at ACTFL level 1.