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
ESL 156 Culture Studies
Presenter : Akam
Instructor: Prof. Lyra Riabov
1. Great Kurdistan
2. Kurdistan Flag
3. Iraqi Kurdistan( Kurdistan Region)
4. Kurdistan Regional government
5. Major cities in 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:
*Red at the top
*White in the middle
*Green at the bottom
* There is a Sun on the middle
*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 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.
Erbil, the capital city
Rania, my home town
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.