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...

Indo-European homeland and migrations: half a century of studies and discussions     Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze & Vyacheslav V. Ivanov     The problem of the initial place from which the original Indo- European dialects spread over Eurasia has been studied by several generations of scholars. Few alternative points of view...

Desperately Seeking Full-Time Kurdologists     Prof. M. Izady     A most important first step in launching the field of Kurdish studies is the creation of a cadre of area studies scholars and academics whose primary interests are Kurds. Thus far it has been the Turkologist, Arabist, Armeniologist or Iranist...