member of a Kurdish-speaking people of northern Iraq, Armenia and Caucasus, whose religion is Yazidism
Origin: From ئێزیدی.
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.
The numerical value of yazidi in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of yazidi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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.
We know that thousands of Yazidi civilians have been killed and that thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved, we know that systematic rapes have taken place, and that they are still taking place.
Their photos have more impact ... because they depict what they experience, when a Yazidi woman stands before a Yazidi photographer who shares the same language and culture, they can feel and understand the little details of their lives, traumas and difficulties more than others.
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