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Kurdish translations by specialised Kurdish translators (native speakers)

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From order to delivery, we at ConText® translation agency use proprietary project management software based on ISO 9002, DIN 2345 and European industry organisation EUATC standards. All of our translations comply with the European EN 15038 standard in completeness and form.

Our specialist Kurdish translators transfer all of the content while preserving the sense of the original and keeping the style appropriate to the translation’s target audience, giving you an accurate and authentic translation that looks like an original.

Modern technology also allows us to leverage previously verified sentences while keeping the technical terminology consistent in translation, giving our Kurdish translations at ConText® a consistent writing style. Our translators integrate your terminology requirements, comments and corrections in databases for further use in every project.

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The Kurdish language – characteristics and spread

The Kurdish languages consisting of Kurmanji, Sorani and southern Kurdish ​​belong to the north-western Iranian group of the Indo-European language family, and are mainly spoken in parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. The speakers are mainly Kurds. 

Distinctions are generally drawn between the Northern, Central and Southern Kurdish dialects:

Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji)

Northern Kurdish (kurdish: Kurmanji) is the most widely used Kurdish dialect, and is spoken by around eight to ten million people in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Armenia and other former Soviet republics. Northern Kurdish has mostly been written in the Kurdish Latin alphabet since the 1930s, and is currently undergoing a process of language development.

This development seeks to expand the Botani dialect from Botan in Cizre (Cizîr) to form the standard language; Botani was used by Kamuran Bedirxan as the basis for his book on Kurdish grammar in the 1920s. Many Turkish and Arabic loanwords have been replaced by words from the other main Kurdish dialects.

Central Kurdish (Sorani)

Central Kurdish (Sorani) is spoken by about five million people in the south of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region and western Iran.

Central Kurdish is usually written in Arabic script with special characters, although the Kurdish Latin alphabet is seeing increasing use. There are many manuscripts in this dialect.

The dialect spread closely with the reign of Baban dynasty of Suleymania; the Central Kurdish dialect spread into the region with the economic power of the city, supplanting the older Hewramî and Gorani languages. Central Kurdish is also currently used as a source of neologisms in Northern Kurdish.

Southern Kurdish (Kelhuri)

Together with the other two main Kurdish dialects, Southern Kurdish (Kelhuri) forms the Kurdish language’s genetic unity, and is spoken by about three million people – mostly Shiite Kurds – in western Iran (Ilam and Kermanshah) and north-eastern Iraq (south Chanaqin, Kirind, and Qorwaq).