Easy Languages, a video and podcast series with more than one million followers that showcase languages as spoken in the streets, announced a new online course – Easy Kurdish.
Currently producing videos in Catalan, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish Easy Languages has started to produce videos in Czech, Mandarin, Dutch and now, Kurdish.
English speakers who are want to learn and speak Kurdish can find “Easy Kurdish-Learn Kurdish From the Streets” in Easy Languages Youtube channel.
Easy Kurdish, available since 11 October, will be produced by eight young Kurds.
“I needed to do something for my mother language,” Serhat Kaygısız, one of the producers of the Easy Kurdish
Since the project was accepted, Kaygısız has been producing video content in Kurmanji (Kurmancî) dialect of Kurdish, which has a latin-based script.
The Kurdish language is spoken in several dialects and alphabets mainly across four countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
With an estimated 15-17 million speakers in total, the Kurmanji dialect is the language of the vast majority of Kurds in Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, and of a few in Iraq and Iran.
Kurmanji together with Sorani, which is spoken by most Kurds in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, account for more than 75 percent of native speakers, but other dialects of Kurdish include Pehlewani, Zaza/Dimili and Hewrami/Gorani.