The Kurds are indigenous to the Middle East, but scholars and Kurdish people alike disagree as to the groups origin. Nor do all Kurds share a religious identity: Though the majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslims, other religions are practiced as well.
When did Kurds originate?
Kurdish has in turn emerged as a group within Northwest Iranian during the Medieval Period (roughly 10th to 16th centuries). The Kurdish people are believed to be of heterogeneous origins, both from Iranian-speaking and non-Iranian peoples.
Which religion is most commonly practiced by Arab Americans?
Majority: Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Orthodox, Protestantism) - 65%Minority: Islam (Sunni, Shia and Sufism) - 24%Others: Baháʼí Faith, Druze.
Is Sivas Kurdish?
Also in Turkey the Kurdish settlement area comprises the 23 vilayets (departments) of eastern and south-eastern Anatolia and the Kurdish districts of Sivas and Marash covering an area of about 230,000 square kilometers. So in 2016 there are about 12.2 million Kurds still living in Kurdistan in Turkey.
How were the Kurds discriminated against?
Kurds have had a long history of discrimination perpetrated against them by the Turkish government. Massacres have periodically occurred against the Kurds since the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.