[kur-duh-stan; Persian koor-di-stahn]
- a mountain and plateau region in SE Turkey, NW Iran, and N Iraq: inhabited largely by Kurds. 74,000 sq. mi. (191,660 sq. km).
- any of several types of rugs woven by the Kurds of Turkey or Iran.
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Examples from the Web for kurdistan
All the roads into Iraqi Kurdistan and toward Baghdad are closed and now the road toward Syria is also blocked.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?
December 27, 2014
Children are dear to their mothers, but our land, Kurdistan, is also dear to us.Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass
December 15, 2014
Dincer expects calls for an independent Kurdistan to grow louder as a consequence of the fighting.PKK Kurdish Terrorists Are Fighting IS Terrorists With U.S. Help
August 16, 2014
The Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has publicly come out for the independence of Kurdistan.Why Iran Fears Iraq's Kurds
August 12, 2014
But I keep hearing that Kurdistan will gain its independence and this will be over.My Non-First World Problems: Letters from Iraq
August 10, 2014
All accepted it, except a few, who either took refuge in the dominions of Rome, or fled to the mountain fastnesses of Kurdistan.
But there is still the Kurdistan river between us and Bebahan.
Unfortunately there are not only p. 219crags to cross, but the Kurdistan river has to be forded.
With them rebellion was extinguished for the time in Kurdistan.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon
Austen H. Layard
Lake Van, on the confines of Kurdistan, is about 70 miles long and 28 miles broad.Turkey
Julius R. Van Millingen
Kurdestan or Kordestan
- a large plateau and mountainous region, between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, south of the Caucasus. Area: over 29 000 sq km (74 000 sq miles)