Kurds in Belgium
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Kurds in Belgium
Kurds in Belgium
Total population
70,000 (2016 Kurdish Institute of Paris estimate[1])
Regions with significant populations
French, Dutch, German, Kurdish languages
Related ethnic groups
Kurdish diaspora

Kurds in Belgium are Kurds living in Belgium. The number of Kurds is estimated between 7,100 and 25,000. Most Belgian Kurds live in the capital Brussels.

In 1993, population of Kurds in Belgium was estimated as 12,000 by Kurdish Institute of Paris (KIP).[2] Today, KIP estimates the same number as 70,000. Almost all Kurds in Belgium are Muslim.

Kurdish Institute of Brussels was founded by a group of Belgian Kurds in 1978 with the goal of integration of the Kurdish community in the Belgian society.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Diaspora Kurde (2016)". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Rigoni, Isabelle (1998). "Les mobilisations des Kurdes en Europe". Revue européenne des migrations internationales (in French). 14 (3): 204. doi:10.3406/remi.1998.1654. ISSN 0765-0752. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ A Short History of the Kurdish Institute of Brussels Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine

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