Sorani

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Central Kurdish
Sorani Kurdish
کوردیی ناوەندی / سۆرانی
Central Kurdish-Sorani in Naskh.png
Central Kurdish and Sorani written in the Sorani alphabet
Native toIran and Iraq
RegionKurdistan
Native speakers
8 million (2021 estimate)[1]
Dialects
  • Ardalani
  • Babani (Silemani)
  • Hawleri
  • Mukriyani
  • Garmiyani
  • Jafi
Sorani Kurdish alphabet (Perso-Arabic script)
Official status
Official language in
 Iraq
Template:Country data Kurdistan Region[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ckb
Glottologcent1972
Linguasphere58-AAA-cae
Kurdish languages map.svg
Geographic distribution of Kurdish and other Iranian languages spoken by Kurds

Sorani Kurdish (also known as Central Kurdish) is a variety of Kurdish spoken in Iran and Iraq. It is written in the Arabic alphabet unlike Kurmanji which is written in the Latin alphabet. There are 8 million speakers.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sheyholislami (2021), p. 633.
  2. "Full Text of Iraqi Constitution". Washington Post. 12 October 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2013.