Kurds in Norway
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Kurds in Norway

Kurds in Norway
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Kurdish demonstration against ISIS in Norway, 12 May 2016
Total population
7,100 (2013 official estimate of Kurdish speakers[1])-25,000 (2016 Kurdish Institute of Paris estimate[2]) Around 0.47 % of the Norwegian population
Regions with significant populations
Norwegian, Kurdish languages
Islam (99%), Christianity (1%)[3]
Related ethnic groups
Kurdish diaspora

Kurds in Norway are Kurds living in Norway. The number of Kurds is estimated between 7,100 and 25,000 and they come mainly from countries in the Middle East. Most Norwegian Kurds live in the capital Oslo.

In 1993, population of Kurds in Norway was estimated as 2,000 by Kurdish Institute of Paris (KIP).[4] Today, KIP estimates the same number as 25,000.

Most Kurds in Norway are Muslim and there is a small Christian community among them, mostly Protestants.

See also


  1. ^ "Minoritetsspråk i Norge En kartlegging av eksisterende datakilder og drøfting av ulike fremgangsmåter for statistikk om språk". Statistics of Norway. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Diaspora Kurde (2016)". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Kurd, Kurmanji in Norway".
  4. ^ 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.

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