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|Kurds are an ancient people whose language is related to Farsi, which is spoken in Iran.
(SFC, 1/6/99, p.A7)
Almost all Kurds are Sunni Muslims. As of 2006 they were spread across Turkey (14m), Iran (4m), Iraq (5m), Syria (2m), Armenia and Azerbaijan.
(SFC, 9/2/96, p.A12)(Econ, 9/2/06, p.12)