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Kurdistan The heart of “Mesopotamia” . Spring 2012. ESL 156 Culture Studies Presenter : Akam Instructor : Prof. Lyra Riabov. WELCOME Bakherben. Outline. 1. Great Kurdistan 2 . Kurdistan Flag 3 . Iraqi Kurdistan( Kurdistan Region) 4 . Kurdistan Regional government

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kurdistan the heart of mesopotamia

KurdistanThe heart of “Mesopotamia”

Spring 2012

ESL 156 Culture Studies

Presenter : Akam

Instructor: Prof. Lyra Riabov

outline

Outline

1. Great Kurdistan

2. Kurdistan Flag

3. Iraqi Kurdistan( Kurdistan Region)

4. Kurdistan Regional government

5. Major cities in Kurdistan

6. Culture

great kurdistan
Great Kurdistan

* Once was a unified Land.

* Second was Divided over two Empires, Ottoman Empire and Safavid Empire.

*Third the Division happened after WWI into five parts:

1.Turkey

2. Iran

3. Iraq

4. Syria

5. Armenia

the flag of kurdistan

The Flag of Kurdistan

*Red at the top

*White in the middle

*Green at the bottom

* There is a Sun on the middle

iraqi kurdistan
Iraqi Kurdistan

*Location: north Iraq

*Population: More than 6,000,000

*Ethnics: Kurdish, Turkmens, Arabs, Assyrians and a few other minorities.

*Religion: Islam, Christian, Yazidies

*Weather: four season (Spring, summer, autumn, winter)

kurdistan region

*Kurdistan Region is now a part from Iraq*The Kurdistan Regional Government”(KRG) exercises executive power according to the Kurdistan Parliament assembly.* Iraq’s Constitution recognizes the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Kurdistan National Assembly and the ‘Peshmerga’ guard as a legitimate army.

Kurdistan Region

major cities and my home town
Major cities and my home town

Duhok

kirkuk

Erbil, the capital city

Slemani

Rania, my home town

culture

Culture

Dance “(Kurdish: Haliperkê)

*A group of hand-holding mixed gender dancers

*A round dancing with a single or couple of figure dancers often added to the geometrical centre.

*Kurdish Haliperke takes place in most of festivals, birthdays, New years, Newroz, Marriage and other ceremonies.

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References:

1.http://www.flickriver.com

2 .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdistan

3.http://www.theotheriraq.com/images/FactSheet.pdf

4.http://www.google.com/imgres?q=kurdistan

5.http://whitneysamusebouche.blogspot.co

m/2010/09/heck-yes-to-kurdistan.html

6. www.facebook.com/pages/Kurdish-Food