The Yazidi (also Yezidi) are a Kurdish ethnoreligious group with Indo-Iranian roots. They mostly live in the Nineveh Province of northern Iraq. More people are in Transcaucasia, Armenia, Turkey, and Syria. The have been less people since the 1990s. Their religion, Yazidism, is a branch of Yazdânism. The Yazidi believe in God as creator of the world. He placed the world under the care of seven holy beings or angels. The main angel is Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel.
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