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This map shows the regions
of the world where Kurdish is commonly spoken (red circle).
Kurdish descended from Middle Persian, which in turn descended
from Old Persian. It
is closely related to Iranian languages descending from Middle
Persian, such as Pashto,
Baluchi, the minor dialect
Tajik, and the extinct languages of Avestan
and Sogdian. It is a bit
more distantly related to Farsi
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.