[kurd, koo rd; Persian koord] /kɜrd, kʊərd; Persian kurd/

a member of an Islamic people speaking and dwelling chiefly in Kurdistan.
a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran

1610s, the people’s self-designation.


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