Kurdish Azarbaijan


West Azarbaijan province of Iran is located in northwestern corner of the country and forms the northern part of Iranian Kurdistan and northeastern part of Greater Kurdistan.
It is formed of 14 counties (shahrestan) and more than 30 cities and towns. The population of the province is about three millions. During two periods, 1919-1922 and again in 1946 the province was a Kurdish state known as republic of Kurdistan, centered at Urmia and Mahabad respectively. West Azarbaijan is among the last places in Iran where Shia Turkmen tribes were not able to turkify under safavids. most of its turkophone minority migrated to the region in 1800s and afterwards. Unlike what its name offers, i.e. containing the word ''Azarbaijan'', it is a predominantly Kurdish-inhabited province; indeed the Kurdish names of ''Azarbaijan'' and ''Azari'' were not in use for Turkic tribes of Azarbaijan before the Persians and Russians deliberately and for political purposes used these names as an ethnonym for them.

4 comments:

zanyar said...

سلاو بو توی به ریز و خوشه ویست...مالپه ریکی جوان و به نرخ و رازاوه ت هه یه...هیوادارم به رده وام بیت بو گه یاندنی په یامی ئاشتی گه لی کورد بو جیهان...به ریزتان خه لکی کام ناوچه ی کوردستانی خوشه ویستین؟هه ر وه ها شایانی باسه که ئه م رخنه مه هه یه که بو به زمانی دایکی خویشمان بابه ت نانووسی؟

خوشه ویست said...

سلاو خوشه ویست
به داخه‌وه من انگلیسیم باش نیه . ئه‌ما پی خوشحالم که جه‌نابتان و صدها نفر و‌ه‌ک جنابو تبده‌کوشن که کورد و کوردستانی راسته‌قینه به جیهان بناسینن.
سپاس بو تو

Teshub said...

Zanyari berêz, spas bo commenteket, min xelki bashuri parezgey azarbayjanm. weblogishm ba kurdi haya: http://www.urmiakurdistan.blogfa.com/

Teshub said...

Xoshawisty berêz, spas bo serdaneket, u bo komenteket.

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