Language Info

Kurdish written in Latin script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Alternate Scripts for Kurdish

  • Kurdish can also be written using the Arabic script
  • Kurdish can also be written using the Cyrillic script

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Kurdish uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Kurdish is 6,610,868 people across 7 countries.


4,446,486 people
5.50% literate in Kurdish


1,442,280 people
8.00% literate in Kurdish


531,920 people
0.66% literate in Kurdish


100,491 people
3.30% literate in Kurdish


43,844 people


23,907 people


21,940 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters