Spoken L1 Language: Northern Kurdish

Comments on subclassification

Ergin Öpengin and Haig, Geoffrey 2014 Jügel, Thomas 2014 Paul, Ludwig 1998 Agnes Korn 2016 Agnes Korn 2019

AES status:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Kurdish, Northern (kmr-kmr) = 6b (Threatened). Became widespread in the late 19th century with the nationalist movement demanding the establishment of a Kurdish state. Spoken mainly in eastern and southeastern Turkey. Used in poetry, general literature, education, and political documents. 48 people groups speak Kurdish as primary language.
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