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Kurdistan (Aboot this soond(listen)  "Laund o the Kurds";[1] an aa umwhile spelled Curdistan;[2][3] auncient name: Corduene[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]) is a roughly defined geo-cultural region whaurin the Kurdish fowk furm a prominent majority population,[11] an Kurdish cultur, leid, an naitional identity hae historically been based.[12] Contemporary uise o Kurdistan refers tae lairge pairts o eastren Turkey (Turkish Kurdistan), northren Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan), northwastren Iran (Iranian Kurdistan) an northeastren Sirie (Wastren Kurdistan) inhabitit mainly bi Kurds.[13] Kurdistan roughly encompasses the northwastren Zagros an the eastren Taurus muntain ranges,[14] an covers smaa portions o Armenie.

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  1. "Kurdistan". Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Retrieved 29 Julie 2010.
  2. The Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster—Page 511, Original from Oxford University—published 1830
  3. An Account of the State of Roman-Catholick Religion, Sir Richard Steele, Published 1715
  4. N. Maxoudian, Early Armenia as an Empire: The Career of Tigranes III, 95–55 BC, Journal of The Royal Central Asian Society, Vol. 39, Issue 2, April 1952 , pp. 156–163.
  5. A.D. Lee, The Role of Hostages in Roman Diplomacy with Sasanian Persia, Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, Vol. 40, No. 3 (1991), pp. 366–374 (see p.371)
  6. M. Sicker, The pre-Islamic Middle East, 231 pp., Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000, (see p.181)
  7. J. den Boeft, Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXIII, 299 pp., Bouma Publishers, 1998. (see p.44)
  8. J. F. Matthews, Political life and culture in late Roman society, 304 pp., 1985
  9. George Henry Townsend, A manual of dates: a dictionary of reference to the most important events in the history of mankind to be found in authentic records, 1116 pp., Warne, 1867. (see p.556)
  10. F. Stark, Rome on the Euphrates: the story of a frontier, 481 pp., 1966. (see p.342)
  11. Zaken, Mordechai (2007). Jewish Subjects and Their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan: A Study in Survival. Leiden, The Netherlands: BRILL. pp. 1–2. ISBN 9789004161900. Kurdistan was never a sovereign state, though the area with an ethnic and linguistic majority of Kurdish population is defined as Kurdistan. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |month= (help)
  12. M. T. O'Shea, Trapped between the map and reality: geography and perceptions of Kurdistan , 258 pp., Routledge, 2004. (see p.77)
  13. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 2005.
  14. Kurdistan[deid airtin], Britannica Concise.