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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.
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(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)
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(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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[ˌkɜːdɪˈstæn] NKurdistán m
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Commander of Kordestan Law Enforcement Forces Brigadier General Ali Azadi said three members of the terrorist cell were captured after police received intelligence tips about their whereabouts.
Season Minimum temperature Maximum temperature ([degrees]C) ([degrees]C) Winter -30 Hezar Kanian 37 Rask (Kordestan) (Sistan and Balochestan) Spring -8.6 Zarineh Obatoo 51.7 Rask (Kordestan) (Sistan and Balochestan) Summer 0.8 Ardebil 53.7 Ahvaz (Khozestan) (Ardebil) Autumn 45.2 Abadan (Khozestan) -20.2 Khayerabad (Zanjan) Season Maximum 24-hr precipitation (mm) Winter 164.6 Jem (Bushehr) Spring 99.7 Ghir Kazeroun (Fars) Summer 264 Lahijan (Gilan) Autumn 200.1 Ramsar (Gilan) TABLE 7.4.
The injured have been discharged from the hospital after being treated, Hirash Rezaei, director general of Kordestan Province governorate general's public relations, told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Khaghaninia and Hosseini (2013) worked on the genus Paragus Latreille, 1804 from East Azerbaijan and Kordestan province of Iran and reported nine species, with Paraguscinctus Schiner and Egger, 1853 as a new country record, and also provided a key to species, distribution, diagnostic characters supported with micrographs of the species.
The poisoning incidents were reported across the Iranian provinces of Kermanshah, Kohgiluye and Boyer-Ahmad, Kordestan, Lorestan, West Azerbaijan, Qazvin and Zanjan.
Observation on hydatid cyst infection in Kordestan Province (West of Iran) using epidemiological and seroepidemio-logical criteria.
Scientific Journal of Kordestan University of Medical Sciences.
Alavi further said that a terrorist group was also busted in Kordestan province on Wednesday.
On Sunday, the head of the justice department in Kordestan province in western Iranannounced more arrests.
Kurds are present in the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan (Kordestan), Kermanshah, West Azerbaijan, and Illam, including the Zagros mountain range.
ISLAMABAD -- The Government and the people of Pakistan offer their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the brotherly Government and people of Iran at the tragic loss of life caused by heavy rains, flash floods and consequent landslides that have hit the Iranian provinces of East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Kordestan, and Zanjan.