Kurdish States in History

Kurds are known to be largest stateless ethnic group in the world, however currently there are autonomous and semi-independent Kurdish states. Throughout history, there have been Kurdish principalities, kingdoms and even empires.

Ancient History

GUTIAN DYNASTY (2154 BC – 2112 BC)

LULLUBI KINGDOM (? – ? )

ZAMUA

MITANNI (ca. 1500 – 1300 BC)

CORDUENE (189 BC – 90)

ADIABENE (15 – 116)

Moxoene (298 – 387)

Zabdicene (? – 360)

 

Medieval Period

Sadakiyans (ca. 770-827)

Kakuyids (1008-1274)

Shaddadids (951 – 1174)

Aishanids (912–961)

Marwanids (990–1085)

Khorshidis (1184-1597)

Rawadids / Ravandis (955 -1071)

Hazaraspids (1155–1424)

Annazids (990–1116)

Hasanwayhids (961-1015)

Ayyubids (1171-1260)

 

Emirates and Principalities

Badinan (1376–1843)

Soran (1399 – 1883)

 

Modern History

ZAND DYNASTY (1751-1794)

THE EYALET OF KURDISTAN (1847-1856)

KINGDOM OF KURDISTAN (1922-1924)

RED KURDISTAN (1923-1929)

KURDISH REPUBLIC OF ARARAT (1927-1931)

KURDISTAN REPUBLIC OF MAHABAD (January – December 1946)

Current Time

ROJAVA

KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

Dynasties of Kurdish Origin

Zakarians

Safavids

Presumably Kurdish States

Medians

Parthians