Kurdish Institute of Paris

Kurdish Institute of Paris

Kurdish Institute of Paris or Institut Kurde de Paris, founded in February 1983, is an organization focused on Kurdish language and culture. It is one of the main Kurdish academic centers in Europe. Its main publications include a linguistic journal titled "Kurmancî" in Kurdish, a monthly press review about Kurdish issues titled "Bulletin de liaison et d'information" (Bulletin of Contact and Information) and "Études Kurdes", a research journal in French.

Most of the activities of the Institute are focused on the Northern Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish. The institute has a library preserving thousands of historical documents, pamphlets and periodicals about Kurds. Two representatives from the French Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Culture provide the link between the Institute and the Government of France. The Institute is headed by Dr. Kendal Nezan as the president and Dr. Abbas Vali (Swansea University) and Dr. Fuad Hussein (University of Amsterdam) as the two vice-presidents.

ee also

* Kurmancî Linguistic magazine.


* [http://www.institutkurde.org Institut Kurde de Paris (in French)]
* [http://www.institutkurde.org/en/ The Kurdish Institute of Paris (in English)]
* [http://www.institutkurde.org/en/library/online/ On line books available in the library of the Kurdish Institute of Paris]

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