THE KURDISH COMMUNITY IN LEBANON Lokman I. Meho* and Farah W. Kawtharani   This paper provides a general background of the Kurdish community in Lebanon, including their history, geography, ethno-linguistic diversity, citizenship and socioeconomic status, and associational organization. The paper also discusses the reasons why Kurds are not well integrated into the Lebanese...

Jews of Kurdistan: 10 Facts Dr. Yvette Alt Miller Jews lived in thriving Kurdish communities for thousands of years. Kurds are one of the oldest and largest ethnic groups in the Middle East. (...

PERVIN CHAKAR Kurdish Soprano Pervin Chakar was born in Mardin in Turkey and studied vocals under Oylun Erdayı. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Conservatoire F. Morlacchi in Perugia under the guidance of Michela Sburlati. She participated in several masterclasses, including with Montserrat Caballé, Luciana...

Mr. Trump; Kurds helped Allies In WW2 !   Serdar Karakus El-Xassi    President Trump, to justify his betrayal of Kurds with the baseless argument that "… [Kurds] they didn't help us in the Second World War, [Kurds] they didn't help us with Normandy." Firstly, the Kurds were not...

The Origin of Kurds Ferdinand Hennerbichler Received February 28th, 2012; revised March 30th, 2012; accepted April 12th, 2012 Kurds are traditionally regarded as Iranians and of Iranian origin, and therefore as Indo-Europeans, mainly, because they speak Iranian. This hypothesis is largely based on linguistic considerations and was predominantly...

Kar-daKI-ka 21st ce. B.C.E. Karda Land of Valiant Mountain People Central Zagros East Terminological Analysis   Ferdinand Hennerbichler   Abstract The toponym “kar-daKI-ka” (“ma-da kar-daKI-ka”) means land of “Karda”, which derives most likely out of Akkadian “qarda” (“qurda”) for heroic, brave, valiant, and warlike (mountain) people. It was geographically located in ancient heartlands of...

How the first excavations in an ancient city are supporting its claim as the oldest continuously inhabited place in the world. By ANDREW LAWLER – ARCHAEOLOGY.ORG The earlier fortifications include a 60-foot-thick wall that likely had a defensive slope and a moat. The city’s formidable construction, says...

Kurdistan: A new dawn breaks for Near eastern archaeology   John MacGinnis  -  Konstantinos Kopanias  The Kurdish Autonomous Region in north-east Iraq is a land of craggy peaks, gushing rivers, and extraordinary archaeology. Yet, for decades, dictatorship and military conflict has kept the area off-limits. Now, as John MacGinnis and...

FOREWORD FOR THE KURDISH ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY (COMPARATIVE)   This book is defined as unique, because there is no such attempt in any other group of language; moreover, it is considered to be the first embodiment of the Kurdish language dictionaries. We are fully entitled to allege that until now, the Kurdish...