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Teacher translates Quran to save endangered Kurdish dialect

The Kurdish dialect of Hawrami is on the path to extinction, according to UNESCO.
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Hawrami, a dialect of the Kurdish language, is spoken by some 23,000 people in Iran’s Western Kurdistan and Iraq’s Hawraman area. UNESCO classed the dialect as “definitely endangered” in 2010.

The people of Hawraman, located in northeastern Iraq, mostly reside in the mountainous highlands where tough conditions have earned them the reputation of being self-reliant, resilient and resourceful. They are known for their traditional attire and long life expectancies.

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