Origin of the Kurdish
Asad Khailany, Dsc.
The name of Kurds appears in different forms in
ancient historical records among them are:
The Sumerian - mentioned the land of Karda or Qarda
and the people of Guti and
their country Gutium.
The Babylonian -
called Kurds Garda and Qarda.
The Assyrians - called
Kurds Qurti and Guti.
The Greeks - called
Kurds Karduch or Gorduch.
The Armenian - called
Kurds Gortukh or Gortai-kh.
The Persian - called Kurds Gurd or Kurd.
The Syriac - used Qardu and Kurdaye.
The Hebrew and
Chaldean - called Kurds Qurdaye.
The Aramaic and Nestorian - called Kurds
The Arab writers of early Islamic
rule used Kurd plural Akrad.
The European from seven century
A.D. used Kurd for