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Ethnoreligious group or Kurdish minority mostly of northern Iraq


Yazidis, also written as Yezidis, are an endogamous and mostly Kurmanji-/Northern Kurdish-speaking minority, indigenous to the Kurdish regions, which includes parts of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. The majority of Yazidis remaining in the Middle East today live in the disputed territories of Northern Iraq, primarily in the Nineveh and Dohuk governorates. There is a disagreement on whether Yazidis are a religious sub-group of Kurds or a distinct ethnoreligious group, among scholars and Yazidis themselves. The Yazidi religion is monotheistic and has roots in a western pre-Zoroastrian Iranic faith.

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