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Handbook of Language & Ethnic Identity

A book by Joshua A. Fishman

It is unclear whether Arab nationalism is founded on Islam on hostility to the West (or more particularly to Israel or on culture, history, and myths, which are expressed primarily in the Arabic language. There ere many Arab nationalists who are Christian but who speak Arabic (in fact, one of the earliest proponents of modern Arab nationalism, George Antonius, was a Christian). Arabic is the classic vehicle in which Islam, a major ingredient of Arab nationalism, is expressed. However, language is obviously not enough. For if it were, there would be no specifically Syrian, Egyptian, or Palestinian nations, and there would he no inter-Arab conflicts.

Seminar: New perspective on Kurdish Language

Kurdish student and academic association in Sweden (KSAF) is a politically and religiously independent umbrella association which, among other things, aims to promote the Kurdish students and graduates, and strengthen the Community of students at various Universities in Sweden. 

The association aims to inform the public of Kurdistan, the Kurdish culture, history and language. The association plans to encourage people with Kurdish background to post-secondary education and serve as a link for them to step into the academic world. 

Mamosta Hesen Selah Soran mallawayí le jhíyan kird

Le layen K. Abdí, Kurdistan, 17/09/2009

Mamosta Hesen Selah Soran, sha'írí nasrawí nawcey Feyzullabegí u mamostay wanekaní Kurdí le zankokaní Éran u zankoy Selahedíní Hewlér, katjhimér 12í níwerroy rojhí cuwarshemme rékewtí 25í xermanan, le mallí xoy le sharí Kerej mallawayí le jhíyan kird.

Mamosta Hesen Selah Soran, le binemalleyekí Feyzullabegí le gundí Saruqamísh ser be sharí Bokan le dayík búwe. Xuwéndiní seretayí u nawendí u duwanawendí le Bokan tewaw kirdúwe u le koléjhekaní Trinity, Saint George le willatí Berítanya zimaní Ínglízí xuwéndúwe u nizíkey 10 kitébí sebaret be Kurd, zimaní Kurdí u shé'r u pexshan be cap geyandúwe u komellék kitébí capnekirawíshí le pash be jéyí mawe.

Language planning and social change

Book overview

This book describes the ways in which politicians, church leaders, generals, leaders of national movements and others try to influence our use of language. Professor Cooper argues that language planning is never attempted for its own sake. Rather it is carried out for the attainment of nonlinguistic ends such as national integration, political control, economic development, the pacification of minority groups, and mass mobilization.

Kurdish Studies at the Institutes of Oriental Manuscript in Russia

Kurdish Studies was established in Russia as a special branch of academic Oriental Studies by the activity of a number of forceful scholars such as V.Dittel, V.A.Zhukovsky, V.V.Bartold, V.V.Veliaminov-Zernov, P.Lerkh, A.Zhaba, V.F.Minorsky, and V.P.Nikitin. However, the main role in the organizing and development of Kurdish Studies was played by I.A.Orbeli, the true father of the St Petersburg tradition of Kurdish Studies, the author of valuable papers on the history of the culture, literature, language and folklore of the Kurds.

داخودا خه‌تی یه‌کگرتوو له‌ سه‌ر بنه‌مای خه‌تی لاتینی ده‌بێته‌ هۆی کوێربوونه‌وه‌ی

داخودا ئێوه‌ پێتان وایه‌ که‌ سیستمێکی ڕێنووس وه‌کوو خه‌تی یه‌کگرتوو له‌ سه‌ر بنه‌مای خه‌تی لاتینی  ده‌بێته‌ هۆی کوێربوونه‌وه‌ و نه‌مانی گه‌نجینه‌ی پڕبایه‌خی ئه‌ده‌بییاتی کوردی که‌ تاکوو ئێستا له‌ سه‌ر بنه‌مای خه‌تی عه‌ڕه‌بی نووسراوه‌؟

ئه‌وه‌ بابه‌تێکه‌ که‌ زۆر جار له‌ لایه‌ن زمانناسان و زانستکارانی کورد و ئه‌وانه‌ی که‌ له‌مێژه‌ خه‌تی عه‌ڕه‌بی به‌کار ده‌هێنن قسه‌ی لێوه‌ کراوه‌. پاراستنی خه‌تی عه‌ڕه‌بی بۆ نووسینی زمانی کوردی وه‌ک بنچینه‌ی بۆچوونێکیش هاتووه‌ته‌ گۆڕێ بۆ دژایه‌تی کردن له‌ گه‌ڵ هه‌رجۆره‌ ڕێفۆڕم و گۆڕانێک له‌ سیستمی نووسینی هه‌نووکه‌ی کوردی دا.

Daxuda xetí Yekgirtú le ser binemay xetí Latíní debéte hoy kuwérbúnewey...

Daxuda éwe pétan waye ke sístimékí rénús wekú xetí yekgirtú le ser binemay xetí Latíní debéte hoy kuwérbúnewe u nemaní genjíney pirrbayexí edebíyatí Kurdí ke takú ésta le ser binemay xetí 'Errebí núsirawe?

Ewe babetéke ke zor jar le layen zimannasan u zanistkaraní Kurd u ewaney ke leméjhe xetí 'Errebí bekar dehénin qisey léwe kirawe. Parastiní xetí 'Errebí bo núsíní zimaní Kurdí wek bincíney bocúnékísh hatúwete gorré bo dijhayetí kirdin legell herjore réform u gorranék le sístimí núsíní henúkey Kurdí da.

Happy International Mother Language Day, February 21st

International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by UNESCO's General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

“Languages Matter!”

The Kurdish Language Matters to Kurdistan!

Turkey gears up for Kurdish-language TV

 AFP - Turkish authorities hope the new station will help erode the ROJ TV.

Turkey's public broadcaster will on January 1 inaugurate a television channel in Kurdish, a language banned in the country until the early 1990s, marking a fresh milestone in Ankara's fence-mending efforts towards the restive Kurdish community. 

The new station, which will be Channel Six of the state-run Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), will broadcast round the clock in Kurdish "without imposing the state ideology while offering comprehensive informational programmes," according to TRT director Ibrahim Sahin. 

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