Definitions for yazidi

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  1. Yazidi(Noun)

    member of a Kurdish-speaking people of northern Iraq, Armenia and Caucasus, whose religion is Yazidism

  2. Origin: From ئێزیدی.

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  1. Yazidi

    The Yazidi are a Kurdish religious group, who represent an ancient heterodox religious sect linked to Zoroastranism and Sufism. They currently live primarily in the Nineveh Province of northern Iraq. Additional communities in Transcaucasia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Syria have been in decline since the 1990s, their members having emigrated to Europe, especially to Germany. Their religion is seen as a highly syncretic complex of local Kurdish beliefs that contains Zoroastrian elements and Islamic Sufi doctrine introduced to the area by Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir in the 12th century. The Yazidi believe in God as creator of the world, which he placed under the care of seven holy beings or angels, the chief of whom is Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi:

    ISIS fighters are really sex-mad. ... Some of them have two and three wives, and even with that they are trying to find slaves from Yazidi girls.

  2. Vian Dakhil:

    We don't have any evidence that ISIS killed 300 Yazidi people, yes, ISIS committed heinous crimes against Yazidi before, but the latest report is not true.

  3. Mark Lattimer:

    Islamic State have sold Yazidi slaves to families in Mosul, which wasn't hidden or kept secret, enslavement has become an accepted fact of life in areas under (Islamic State) control.

  4. Qassam Shoshoe:

    Every Yazidi fights voluntarily, nobody is forced to, first there were only 18 of us... Once we fought a couple of times, our number increased to a total of 500. Now we are with 2,000.

  5. John Allen:

    As you recall about this time last year, we were all facing the horror of what was happening in the vicinity of Sinjar to the Yazidi people. A year later, Kurdish forces, some number of thousands of them, have launched into the attack to push Daesh (ISIS) out of that area.

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