Congress for preserving Kurdish language held in Kyrgyzstan

Several decisions and recommendations were adopted by Congress, including the publication of books in Kurdish for children in order to preserve the Kurdish language.
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – Aladdin Mustafa, deputy head of the Association of Kurds of Kazakhstan "Barbang", on Thursday told Kurdistan24 that Kurdish representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Georgia gathered in Bishkek to discuss Kurdish issues. 

The main objective of the congress is to preserve the endangered Kurdish language and culture.

“The majority of Kurds living in these areas have now forgotten the Kurdish language and are unable to speak it,” Mustafa said. Additionally, he referred to the problem of Kurdish division in these countries and expressed that this congress represents a step in the direction of Kurdish unity.

Several decisions and recommendations were adopted by Congress, including the publication of books in Kurdish for children in order to preserve the Kurdish language.

As the only woman at the congress, Madin Mirzovia emphasized the contribution of Kurdish women to the preservation of the Kurdish language and culture and suggested that women speak Kurdish with their children at home.

Kurds in the Soviet Union were historically concentrated in the regions of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Initially, they were encouraged to settle in these areas by the Soviet government, which saw the Kurdish population as potential allies in its efforts to promote socialism and maintain control over the region. However, over time, the Soviet authorities implemented policies aimed at assimilating the Kurds into the dominant culture, resulting in the erosion of their distinct identity and cultural practices.

Furthermore, for the first time this year, Kurds in the Republic of Azerbaijan celebrated Newroz.

Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Congress for preserving Kurdish language in Kyrgyzstan, March 28, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)