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 (yĕz′ĭ-dē′) also Ya·zi·di (yä′zĭ-)
n. pl. Yezidi or Ye·zi·dis also Yazidi or Ya·zi·dis
A member of a Kurdish-speaking group who practice Yezidism and live predominantly in Iraq, Syria, and southeast Turkey.

[Arabic Yazīdī and Kurdish Êzîdî, probably after the second Umayyad caliph Yazīd ibn Mu'awīya (645-683), revered by Yezidis as an important propagator of Yezidism.]
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"In close cooperation between the Sinjar Police Directorate and the Yezidi Documentation Organization, a team has been set up to investigate the information and testimonies of a new mass grave discovered near the police directorate building in the largest district of Yazidis in Iraq and the world," the website said.
We discussed our enduring partnership and joint efforts against terrorism, our concerns for the Christian and Yezidi IDPs who wish to return home, and other matters of mutual interest", Barzani said.
Apparently, because of his nationality, since Broyan is a Yezidi. In Armenia, there is a real Yezidi genocide, quiet and inconspicuous.
In this brief academic study, author Christel Ghandour seeks to categorize various theories and concepts that can explain why ISIS has used sexual violence against Yezidi women in Iraq.
In a statement on Friday, the Free Yezidi Foundation, an independent organisation working to help the minority group, warned the US pullout would leave Yazidis and other minorities unprotected and vulnerable.
One of the paintings features three Yezidi women who were persecuted by the Islamic State in Northern Iraq.
A Yezidi man (the Yazedi or Yezidi are an ancient minority people from Northern Mesopotamia) sings to the ancient nasal melodies of a duduk oboe played by his companion.
In 2016, ISIS began moving thousands of abducted women and girls from the Yezidi minority group in Iraq into Syria ahead of Iraqi government forces' push to drive ISIS out of Mosul, Iraq.
In the spirit of this time of year, we should recall the plight of the Yezidi and Bangladeshi Hindu people, who are experiencing a modern day form of slavery and flight as we speak.
Located in Sinjar, which has a high Kurdish Yezidi majority, Qairawan is a main ISIL bastion that links between Tal Afar town in the East and Baaj and Syrian borders in the West.
Gregory Angell, the present-day descendant of George Angell in Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu," is summoned by a nameless covert agency of the US government to retrieve a sacred book from the grasp of an Islamist terror network operating out of northern Iraq, in the land of the Yezidi. Practitioners of a monotheistic religion with mystical traditions, the Yezidi are all that's left of an ancient sect that possessed the key to the origins of the human race and was in conflict with another, more ancient civilization from beyond the stars.