People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Kurd, Central of Europe

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,134,000

ROP3 Code: 101922
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Kurd
Language: Central Kurdish - (ckb)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Iraq

Majority Located Where

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 15,230

  Berlin, Germany - 15,000

  Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - 3,656

Kurdish diaspora in the Europe is most significant in Germany, France, Sweden, Russia, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Brief Profile

The majority of Central Kurd people migrated to European countries from Iraq and Iran. Other minority populations migrated from Syria and Turkey. The Central Kurd diaspora of Europe predominantly reside in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Turkey.

Kurdish people do not share a common language. The Kurdish language is officially recognized in the Iraqi constitution alongside Arabic. Kurdi or Sorani emerged as the literary expression of Kurdish language and is recognized in Iraq as the official written form of Kurdish. Within the Kurdish language there are four dialect groups; Northern Kurdish (the largest group), Central Kurdish (Sorani), Kurmanji, Laki (Southern Kurdish). The existing linguistic divisions within the Kurdish language make it difficult to generalize about what languages are being spoken by Kurds in Europe.

The majority of Central Kurd people adhere to Islam with smaller minority Central Kurd people being Atheist, Zoroastrianist or Agnostic.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Christians will intentionally frequent places that Central Kurd people hangout in order to build evangelistic bridges.
  • Pray God will stir the hearts and minds of Central Kurd people to seek for truth found in Jesus Christ.

Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
Here you find the contact details and times of 69 different church services in Berlin

resources in many languages
If you need resources and media in different languages, the best sources in Germany are on this list

Arabic school
At this school there are during the year Arabic seminars. It is quite inexpensive. Volkshochschule der Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock Am Kabutzenhof 20 a 18057 Rostock Tel.: +49 381 381-4300

Arabisch (Universität) Rostock
Als Student, aber auch als Gasthörer, mit entsprechender Anmeldung, kann man hier Arabisch bis A2 lernen. Sehr günstig.

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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomLondonGreater London15,230
United KingdomAltrinchamGreater Manchester3,656