Kirmanjki is a language spoken in parts of Iran and Iraq. It is a member of the Northwest Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian language family. Kirmanjki is closely related to other Iranian languages such as Persian and Kurdish.
The Kirmanjki language is spoken by a minority of people in Iran and Iraq. It is not an official language in either country. Most Kirmanjki speakers are bilingual, also speaking Persian or Kurdish.
The Kirmanjki language is under threat. In Iran, the government has been encouraging the use of Persian, the official language, and discouraging the use of minority languages like Kirmanjki. In Iraq, the Kurdish Regional Government has been encouraging the use of Kurdish, the official language in the Kurdistan Region, and discouraging the use of minority languages like Kirmanjki.
The Kirmanjki language is not well-documented. There is no standard writing system, and different dialects of Kirmanjki have different vocabularies. The language is not taught in schools.
There are efforts to document and preserve the Kirmanjki language. The Kurdistan Academy of Sciences has been working on a Kirmanjki dictionary. In Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government has established a Kirmanjki radio station.
The Kirmanjki language is an important part of the cultural heritage of the people who speak it. It is a unique language with a rich history.