a member of a religious sect living mostly in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, Syria, Armenia, and Georgia, whose beliefs are based partly on Zoroastrianism and Sufism.
- Ya·zi·dism, noun
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How to use Yazidi in a sentence
In the region of 70,000 Yazidi people are said to have sought asylum in Europe.
The worldwide number of Yazidi is estimated to be fewer than 700,000.
Nola’s family are Yazidi, an ethnic-minority people indigenous to Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
He is also the reason that the Yazidi have been referred to as devil worshippers.
Amidst panoramas of this desolate desert milieu, Hirori’s camera stays fixed on Mahmud as he and his cohorts drive into the al-Hol camp, guns drawn, under the shadow of night, searching urgently and methodically for imprisoned Yazidi women.The Real-Life Superheroes Rescuing ISIS Sex Slaves | Nick Schager | July 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Kurdish forces declared victory and freed Yazidi holdouts, with help from U.S. air power.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar | Jamie Dettmer | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq say they have freed about 100 Yazidi women.
In August, the Obama administration intervened to stop what it called a pending genocide of Yazidi minorities in Iraq.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away | Josh Rogin | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another Yazidi from Sebaya was killed by al Qaeda for working with the U.S. when he went to Mosul to apply for a passport.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas | Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A group of Yazidi had been trapped by fighting in the village, which has a population of 1,200.Amnesty Report: ISIS Committing Ethnic Cleansing on an Historic Scale | Nico Hines | September 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST