List of Yazidi settlements

The following is a list of Yazidi settlements in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Armenia, including both current and historical Yazidi settlements. Historically, Yazidis lived primarily in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.[1] However, events since the end of the 20th century have resulted in considerable demographic shifts in these areas as well as mass emigration.[2] Today, the majority of the Yazidi population lives in Iraq and are particularly concentrated in the Nineveh Plains and Sinjar areas in the Nineveh Province in northern Iraq.[3][4]

Yazidi temple (Chel Mera) in Sinjar
Conical roofs characteristic of Yazidi sites mark the tomb of Şêx Adî in Lalish

Today "Êzîdxan" (Land of Yazidis) has an ambiguous meaning as the area has not been defined geographically. Despite this, two Yazidi militias in Iraq are named: the Êzîdxan Protection Force and the Êzîdxan Women's Units (an all-female militia offshoot of the Sinjar Resistance Units).[5][6]

IraqEdit

Current Yazidi settlements in Iraq[7]

In northern Iraq, Yazidi settlements are concentrated in Nineveh Governorate and Duhok Governorate. Below are Yazidi villages in Iraq organized by district, as listed in Omarkhali (2017: 33):[8]

Northeastern IraqEdit

Northwestern IraqEdit

Listed clockwise from the west:

Sinjar District

TurkeyEdit

 
Yazidi temple in the Yazidi village Bacin (Güven) in the Midyat District of the Mardin Province in Turkey
 
Yazidi temple in the Yazidi village Cinerya (Yolveren) in the Batman Merkez District of the Batman Province in Turkey
Historical and current Yazidi settlements in Turkey[9][10][11]

SyriaEdit

Current Yazidi settlements in Syria[12]
  • Abu Jarade
  • Alaresh
  • Antariye
  • Awgira
  • Ain Dara
  • Baflun
  • Basufan
  • Berzan
  • Bur Said
  • Chava
  • Chelhumiye
  • Chetele
  • Derdere
  • Dogerki
  • Drechik
  • Feqira
  • Gondor
  • Gumar
  • Gumar Gharbi
  • Hasheri
  • Jdeyde
  • Jidale
  • Kerengo
  • Khan Temir
  • Khirbet Batana
  • Khirbet Dilan
  • Khirbet Feqira
  • Khirbet Jamal
  • Khirbet Khazal
  • Khirbet Khidir
  • Khirbet Khwe
  • Kulye
  • Lizga
  • Mehek
  • Mehmudiye
  • Merekis
  • Merkeb
  • Mizgeft
  • Morik
  • Mozko
  • Nasriye
  • Otelja
  • Qastel Jindo
  • Qatma
  • Qibar
  • Qislachuk
  • Slemaniye
  • Sheikh Hmud
  • Shirkan
  • Shukriye
  • Tell Aswad
  • Tell Beydar
  • Tell Eliye
  • Tell Hishk
  • Tell Khanzir
  • Tell Khatun
  • Tell Naif
  • Tell Sakhar
  • Tell Tawil
  • Tolko
  • Zeydiye

ArmeniaEdit

 
Map of Yazidis in Armenia by province (2011)
Current Yazidi settlements in Armenia[13]

The majority of Yazidi villages are located in western Armenia, in Aragatsotn Province, Armavir Province, and Kotayk Province.

Below are towns and villages in Armenia with Yazidi population (majority and minority) organized by province, as listed in Omarkhali (2017: 35):[8]

Aragatsotn ProvinceEdit

Kotayk ProvinceEdit

Ararat ProvinceEdit

Armavir ProvinceEdit

 
Yazidi temple in the village of Aknalich in Armenia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nelida Fuccaro (1999). The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq. London & New York: I. B. Tauris. p. 9. ISBN 1860641709.
  2. ^ Garnik S. Asatrian, Victoria Arakelova (2014). The Religion of the Peacock Angel: The Yezidis and Their Spirit World. ISBN 978-1317544289. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ Allison, Christine (2004-02-20). "Yazidis i: General". Encyclopædia Iranica. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Question of the Frontier Between Turkey and Iraq" (PDF). Geneva: League of Nations. 20 August 1925. p. 49.
  5. ^ "ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ "HPŞ benennt sich in HPÊ um: Hêza Parastina Êzîdxan – ÊzîdîPress". 2015-11-17. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  7. ^ Furlani, Giuseppe (June 1937). "The Yezidi Villages in Northern Iraq". The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press. 69 (3): 483–491. doi:10.1017/S0035869X00086056. JSTOR 25201557.
  8. ^ a b Omarkhali, Khanna (2017). The Yezidi religious textual tradition, from oral to written: categories, transmission, scripturalisation, and canonisation of the Yezidi oral religious texts. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-447-10856-0. OCLC 994778968.
  9. ^ Rohat Cebe, Ersoy Soydan. "Batman Yezidis and Yezidis Oral Tradition" (in Turkish). Batman University: 1143–1152. Retrieved 9 June 2019. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ Muammer Ulutürk (2013). "Etno-Dinsel Bir Topluluk Olan Ezidilerin Batman ve Çevresindeki Son Yerleşim Yerleri ve Nüfusları Üzerine" (PDF) (in Turkish). 8 (5): 841–848. doi:10.7827/TurkishStudies.4562. Retrieved 9 June 2019. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. ^ "İnsan Hakları Batman Platformu, Batman'daki sığınmacı ve mültecilere ilişkin gözlem ve tespit raporu" (PDF) (in Turkish). Insan Hakları Derneği Batman. 3 March 2015: 1–24. Retrieved 9 June 2019. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ Sebastian Maisel (2014). Yezidis in Syria: Identity Building among a Double Minority. Lexington Books. p. 19. ISBN 9780739177754.
  13. ^ Hovsepyan, Roman; Stepanyan-Gandilyan, Nina; Melkumyan, Hamlet; Harutyunyan, Lili (2016-03-01). "Food as a marker for economy and part of identity: traditional vegetal food of Yezidis and Kurds in Armenia". Journal of Ethnic Foods. 3 (1): 32–41. doi:10.1016/j.jef.2016.01.003. ISSN 2352-6181.