Thursday, February 11, 2010

Billboards to promote Kurdish


Diyarbakir - To promote awareness of the Kurdish alphabet, Kurdî-Der (the Kurdish Language Research and Development Centre) has begun placing billboards in various locations in the Diyarbakir province.

The goal of the organization is to raise awareness of the Kurdish language and obstacles to mother-tongue education. The billboards with the title Xwendina Alfabeya Kurdî (Pronunciation of the Kurdish Alphabet) show pictures of fruits, vegetables, plants, and animals that begin with each of the 31 letters of the alphabet (ie the word sêv next to the picture of the apple).

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