3,000,000 in Iran (Fattah 2000).
West, mainly Kermanshah and Ilam provinces; to east, Hamadan, Lorestan, Kordestan, and Khuzestan provinces; southeast, small area in Sistan va Baluchestan Province.
Bayray, Feyli, Garrusi (Bijari), Kalhori, Kermanshahi (Kermanshani), Kolyai, Kordali, Luri, Malekshahi (Maleksh ay), Sanjabi. A member of macrolanguage Kurdish [kur].
Arabic script [Arab].