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
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Migration will have a negative impact on the Yazidi religion in Iraq and Kurdistan. We encourage Yazidis to remain.
By enslaving women, ISIS is effectively cleansing the lands of Yazidi and other minority groups of their ethnic identity.
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.
The longer they are held by ISIS, the more horrific life becomes for Yazidi women, bought and sold, brutally raped, their children torn from them.
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.
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