Alternative name(s): Koerdisch (nl), kurdiska (sv)

Language family: Indo-European

Language group: Iranian

Geographical use: East Turkey, West Iran, North Syria, North Iraq, Armenia, Jordan and in Lebanon

Information: Kurdish is related to Persian. The language consists of 4 large dialects and a large number of subdialects  that also differ in written format. In September 2011 the president of the Kurdish autonomous region, Massoud Barzani, called for a standard Kurdish language.