People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Kurd, Northern of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 11,685

ROP3 Code: 105458
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Kurd
Language: Northern Kurdish - (kmr)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Turkey

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 6,830

  Calgary, AB - 1,465

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 1,435

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 1,415

  Winnipeg, MB - 260

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Brief Profile

The Northern Kurd, also known as Turkish Kurd, migrated from eastern and southeastern Turkey, home to the largest Kurdish population of any country in the world. Turkey is one of four areas where Kurds reside. The other three include northern Syria, northern Iraq, and northwestern Iran. Each region is home to similar Kurdish people groups but are divided across linguistic and geographic lines.

The Kurds as a whole are one of the largest non-state nations in the world. Their homeland, Kurdistan, has been forcibly divided and lies mostly within the present-day borders of Turkey, Iraq and Iran, with smaller parts in Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan. A large Kurdish diaspora has emreged in the main cities of Turkey and Iran and more recently in Europe as well as North America. Kurdish immigration is largely the result of the Iran–Iraq War, the Gulf War and Syrian Civil War.

The majority of North Kurds are Sunni Muslims.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will intervene in the lives of Northern Kurd people via dreams and other miraculous means to reveal the truth found in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray Christians will carefully examine who their neighbors. More than likely, some are Northern Kurd people.
  • Pray God will call out laborers to live among and minister to the Northern Kurd people.


People Group Resources

Central Asian Peoples - Short Videos
Short videos in mother tongues of the people groups in Central Asia.


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Other Resources

Bible in Northern Kurdish
A downloadble Bible in North Kurdish

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Kurdi-Behdini
The Jesus Film Project version of the life of Jesus via the eyes of Mary Magalena

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

Displaying 1-5 of 5 results.
Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaWinnipegWinnipegMB260
CanadaWestmountMontreal (Laval)QC1,415
CanadaSurreyVancouver (Surrey)BC1,435
CanadaCalgaryCalgaryAB1,465
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON6,830



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