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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2019. 2. P. 85-90.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Ameen Rizgar Muhammad
Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk

Submitted: 18.10.2018.
Abstract. The article is devoted to the current situation with Kurdish, the language of one of the biggest and most unlucky nations[10] in the world. While language is an integral part of nation building for most peoples, it is still a means of national identity formation for the Kurds who have been trying a lot to protect their mother tongue from death for the last 100 years. It is shown that Kurdish is still banned in Turkey, has a hope to develop in Iran and is recognized as an official language in the Kurdish regions in Iraq and Syria. The novelty of the research is in presenting the situation with the Kurdish language not only in one of the parts of Kurdistan but in four different countries.
Key words and phrases: Kurdish language, language situation, language protection, official language, national identity, , , , , .
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