Kurdish Australians

Kurdish Australians
Total population
Kurdish, Australian English, (some knowledge of Turkish, Arabic and Persian)
Majority Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Iranian people (Yazidis, Zazas)

Kurdish Australians refers to Australians of Kurdish origin or descent.

In Australia, Kurdish migrants first arrived in the second half of the 1960s, mainly from Turkey.[1] In the late 1970s families from Syria and Lebanon were also present in Australia.[1] Since the second half of the 1980s, the majority of Kurds arriving in Australia have been from Iraq and Iran; many of them were accepted under the Humanitarian Programme.[1] However, Kurds from Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia have also migrated to Australia. The majority live in Melbourne and Sydney.[1]

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