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 (kûr′dĭ-stăn′, ko͝or′dĭ-stän′)
An extensive plateau region of southwest Asia. Since the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, it has been divided among southeast Turkey, northeast Iraq, and northwest Iran, with smaller sections in Syria and Armenia.


(ˌkɜːdɪˈstɑːn) ,




(Placename) a large plateau and mountainous region, between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, south of the Caucasus. Area: over 29 000 sq km (74 000 sq miles)


(ˈkɜr dəˌstæn, -ˌstɑn)

1. a mountain and plateau region in SE Turkey, NW Iran, and N Iraq, inhabited largely by Kurds. 74,000 sq. mi. (191,660 sq. km).
2. any of the rugs woven by the Kurds.
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Noun1.Kurdistan - an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the CaucasusKurdistan - an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
Jund-ul-Islam, Soldiers of God - an Islamic extremist group of Kurds who oppose secular control with bombings and assassinations; believed to have ties with al-Qaeda
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic - an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Iraqi Kurdistan - the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Kurd - a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
2.Kurdistan - an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)


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