Kurds in Jordan
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Kurds in Jordan
Kurds in Jordan
Total population
30,000[1]-100,000[2] ~1% of the population
Regions with significant populations
Amman, Irbid, Salt and Zarqa[1]
Arabic, Kurdish[1]
Sunni Islam[2][3]
Related ethnic groups
Iranian people

Kurds in Jordan refers to people born in or residing in Jordan who are of Kurdish origin. The Kurdish population in Jordan is approximately 30,000 and they mainly live in the cities of Amman, Irbid, Salt and Zarqa. The approximately 100 years old community are almost completely integrated into the Jordanian society. Because of the integration of the Kurdish community, they do not have a granted seat in the Parliament of Jordan.[1]

Kurds have been living in Jordan since 1173 with the establishment of Saladin's Ayyubid dynasty.[1] Kurds in the military of the Ottoman Empire later settled in Salt.[4] Kurds fled to Jordan as a result of the Kurdish massacres in Turkey in the 1920s and 1930s,[5] more Kurds arrived to Jordan from Palestine during the 1948 Palestinian exodus and the 1967 Palestinian exodus[3] and later Kurdish refugees arrived to Jordan from Iraq after the Gulf War.[6] There are also many Iranian Kurds in Jordan as refugees as a result of the Islamic revolution of Iran.[7][8]

The former Jordanian Prime Minister Saad Jumaa was of Kurdish origin.[9]

See also

Further reading

  • al-Akr?d al-Urdun?y?n wa-dawruhum f? bin al-Urdun al-?ad?th / taqd?m wa-i?d?ad Mu?ammad ?Al? al-?uwayrak? al-Kurd?. ? ? / ? (in Arabic). D?r Sindib?d lil-Nashr. 2004. p. 191. ISBN 9957150308.
  • Muhammad ?Ali ?al-Suwayriki.? Kurdi, Kadri Y?ld?r?m (2006). Ürdün kürtleri ve modern Ürdün'ün yap?land?r?lmas?ndaki rolleri (in Turkish). Turkey: Avesta. p. 236. ISBN 9789944382144.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Language and Cultural Shift Among the Kurds of Jordan" (PDF). Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Diaspora: Die Gemeinschaft in Jordanien". Kurdica (in German). Kurdica. Archived from the original on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Ethnic and religious groups". Fanack. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "The Kurds from Jordan: The history of one dynasty". Kurdish Globe. 13 June 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "The Kurds of Lebanon: Socioeconomic Mobility and Political Participation via Naturalization" (PDF). Guita Hourani. Notre Dame University. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Integrative Project: Research Materials" (PDF). Perspectives Canada. Perspectives Canada. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Support committee urges help for Iranian Kurds in Jordan-Iraq border camp". BBC Monitoring. 23 February 2003. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "UNHCR worried about welfare of Iranian-Kurds on Iraq-Jordan border". UNCHR. UNCHR. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ " ? ? ? [The first book about the Kurds Jordanians: non-isolated minority, including the heads of governments]" (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 2012.

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