Kurdish population

Kurdish Population

Kurdish population

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Kurdish diaspora refers to the Kurdish population living outside of their Kurdish indigenous homeland commonly referred to as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

Kurdish population refers to the total number of Kurdish people in the world. The Kurds are the largest ethnic group in the world without their own state.

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Turkey



According to a report by KONDA, in 2006, out of the total population of 73 million people in Turkey there were 11.4 million Kurds living in Turkey (close to 16% of the total population). The Turkish newspaper Milliyet has reported in 2008 that the Kurdish population in Turkey is 12.6 million; although this also includes 3 million Zazas. A more recent estimate by the CIA in 2010 claims that Kurdish people make up 18% of Turkey's population (about 14 million, out of 77.8 million people).

Kurds mostly live in seven province of Southeastern Anatolia (except Gaziantep and Kilis) and in Eastern Anatolia (Ağrı Province, Bingöl Province, Bitlis Province, Hakkâri Province, Kars Province, Tunceli Province, Van Province, Ardahan Province) and Istanbul Province. And large populations be found in bigger...
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