Kurdish (Sorani)-English/English-Kurdish (Sorani) Dictionary & Phrasebook by Nicholas Awde
Sorani (also called Kurdi) is a Kurdish language spoken mainly in Iraq and Iran, with an estimated 15 million speakers world-wide. The Kurds are spread across the countries of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, as well as Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Lebanon. There is also a large diaspora of Kurds, which is especially prominent in Europe. In all, there are up to 40 million speakers of the Kurdish languages world-wide. Generally written in Perso-Arabic script, Sorani is now also found in Romanised form. This easy-to-use phrasebook uses the official Sorani Latin alphabet to aid instant communication. In addition to a pronunciation guide, included are: a resourceful two-way dictionary, containing over 4,000 entries; an informative grammar section; useful appendices of Sorani numbers, opposites, and key verbs; useful lists covering such things as emergency, health care, political, relief aid, and combat terms; and, a collection of travel-oriented phrases.