Origin of Kurd
Examples from the Web for kurds
The Kurds claimed at least 100 Islamic militants were killed in the two-day battle to lift the siege.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Americans and their allies are carrying out a desultory air campaign in Syria that appears focused on support for the Kurds.
For days the Kurds have insisted to skeptical journalists, including myself, that Kobani would hold.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The buffer zone would protect civilians, Syrian rebels, and Kurds against ISIS assaults.Top Senate Dem Calls for Buffer Zone and No-fly Zone in Syria|Josh Rogin|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Kurds accuse the Turkish government of seeing them as a greater danger than Islamic militants.
Believing this statement, the Kurds wildly flew into the face of the big guns and many thousand were slain.
Kurds we used to see, and Turks, and men of tribes we could not place.A Prisoner in Turkey|John Still
They started; but returned in two hours, stating that they had heard a rumour that there were Kurds on the road.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
When they saw the Government uniform these Kurds drew back, let the mules go, and passed on.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
Two wild Kurds who were healed here became Christians and are now active church-members.
British Dictionary definitions for kurds
Word Origin and History for kurds
1610s, the people's self-designation.
Culture definitions for kurds
A linguistically and culturally distinct people who inhabit parts of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the former Soviet Union. Once part of the Ottoman Empire, they long have sought an independent nation-state, but without success. After his defeat in the Persian Gulf War, Saddam Hussein brutally repressed rebellious Kurds in northern Iraq.