Kurdistan


Kur·di·stan

noun \ˌkr-də-ˈstan, ˌkər-\

Definition of KURDISTAN

:  an Oriental rug woven by the Kurds and noted for fine colors

Origin of KURDISTAN

Kurdistan, Asia
First Known Use: 1904

Kur·di·stan

geographical name \ˌkr-də-ˈstan, ˌkər-, -ˈstän; ˈkər-də-ˌ\

Definition of KURDISTAN

region SW Asia chiefly in E Turkey, NW Iran, & N Iraq

Kurdistan

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Broad designation given to a mountainous region that includes parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, and Syria, inhabited predominantly by Kurds. Settlement is chiefly concentrated in the towns of Diyarbakir, Bitlis, and Van in Turkey, Mosul and Karkuk in Iraq, and Kermanshah in Iran. Since early times the region has been the home of the Kurds, a people whose ethnic origins are uncertain. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed in 1920, provided for the recognition of a Kurdish state, but the agreement was never ratified.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: kurgan
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Kurdish
All Words Near: Kurdistan

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Kurdistan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).