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Soviet Kurdistan of Karabakh (Kelbajar, Lachin, Zengilan and Qubadli regions of Azerbaijan). Video of 1938.

Soviet Kurdistan of Karabakh (Kelbajar, Lachin, Zengilan and Qubadli regions of Azerbaijan). Video of 1938.

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The so-called "Red Kurdistan" project was a load of colonialist nonsense. "At the 1926 Soviet Census, the uyezd had a total population of 51,426 people, with ethnic Kurds constituting 72.3% or 37,182 people. According to the same census, **92.5% of the population of the uyezd cited the Azerbaijani language as their native tongue.**" Also it's said the vast majority of them were Shia. Give me a break, don't these last two points seem fishy to anyone? So this was a 1) Russian project to either settle Kurds there before the USSR was even founded like they did Hayastanians, or 2) force Turkic-speaking Azerbaijanis there into a new ethnicity like they did other peoples in many other territories, or 3) both.


zunadam

Kızıl uyezdi


RELAX05

Kurdistan uyezd yada Kızıl Kürdistan 😳


azeri_azatamartik

In 1926, 51.2 thousand people lived in the Azerbaijani Kurdistan, 73% of whom were Kurds, 26% were Azerbaijanis. The total number of Kurds in the Azerbaijan SSR was 41.2 thousand people (1.8% of the republic's population). Many of them assimilated into the dominant culture of Azerbaijanis. It is known that by 1926, only 17% of 41.2 thousand Kurds living in the Azerbaijan SSR recognized the Kurdish language as their native language.


DastyMe

It is a pity that they have not preserved their culture and language.


azeri_azatamartik

I can't say anything about Kelbajar and Lachin, but most people from Zəngilan and Qubadlı still call themselves Kürd, although they can't speak Kurdish. I think turkization was natural due to isolation of Karabakh Kurds from the main inhabitance area of Kurds in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.


Pibonacchi

İ am from Kalbajar and there are only a few villages in the whole Region. My Mother is also from Zangilan, and there were little to no Kurds there. This was the Idea to make another conflict zone between Azerbaijan and Turkey,but since there were a very little population of Kurds in red Kurdistan they were not able to make it into Autonomous region


azeri_azatamartik

I mean majority of Qubadlı and Zəngilan regions are ethnically Kurdish. Whether they are assimilated or not, it is another topic


Pibonacchi

İf they are majority they at least would know that they are Kurds i am not even talking about keeping their language


azeri_azatamartik

Lol, many people from Zəngilan and Qubadlı know it perfectly.


Living-Imagination69

What you say is extremely strange for any Azerbaijani. Azerbaijanis only know there were Kurdish villages in only Lachin and Kelbajar. I recently heard that there are Kurds from Zangilan and Gubadly, because I had never encountered individual from Zangilan and Gubadly to call themselves as Kurd (which implies that there are actually a few from there).


Pibonacchi

I have never heard it as A guy from Zangilan.I asked this topic to my all relatives from Kalbajar and Zangilan.


GoldenHope_

There were a few Kurdish villages in Qubadli and Zangilan, mostly in the Bargushad river valley, around the border of both districts. For example the village of [Kürd Mahrızlı](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCrd_Mahr%C4%B1zl%C4%B1) in Qubadli district. But they definitely weren't as Kurdish as Lachin or Kalbajar.


araz95

Very interesting post! Thank you for posting!


Prismeus

Iraqi kurd here ✌️


zunadam

Hi!