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Yazidis (also written as Yezidis) are a Kurdish mostly Kurmanji-speaking minority, indigenous to Upper Mesopotamia. The majority of Yazidis remaining in the Middle East today live in the disputed territories of Northern Iraq, primarily in the Nineveh and Dohuk governorates. The Yazidi religion is monotheistic and can be traced back to Zoroastrianism.

In August 2014, the Yazidis became victims of a genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Daesh) in its campaign to eradicate non-Muslims.

Website: Yazidis of France