I am one of the admins in the Kurdish Wikipedia. We have just noted, that
the name of our language in the "other languages:" colunm (interwiki) has
changed from the Roman to the Arabic script, from "kurdî" to "كوردي".
were very surprised about that. What is the reason for the change?
Kurdish is written in both scripts, that's a fact, and we are trying to run
the Wikipedia with both alphabets - Roman and Arabic. We want to have all
alphabets and all dialects in one Wikipedia. Noone so far has proposed to
split the Wiki.
But as a matter of fact, 99% of the Kurdish Wikipedia is writen in the Roman
(Latin) Alphabet. In Roman script, the name of Kurdish is "kurdî". This was
also the case in all interwiki links. The portal www.wikipedia.org
kind to use both scripts (look under 100+).
We would be happy with both scripts in the interlinks or with Latin, as it
is used anywhere in the Kurdish speakin areas. But ONLY the arabic script
makes it very hard to recognize for probably the majority of Kurds (and
So could it please be changed back?