Transcaucasian Kurd


Transcaucasia, also known as The South Caucasus, is a geographical region on the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.


In the United States the root term Caucasian is used (somewhat incorrectly)  as a synonym for “white” (i.e. of European, Middle Eastern or North African ancestry.


The Kurdish people are an ethnic group native to the mountainous region of Kurdistan which spans parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The Kurdish population is estimated to be between 30 and 45 million.

Etymologically, Kurd means “mountain dweller,” and hence can symbolize an individual interested in higher things.

Trancaucasian Kurd

The term ‘Trancaucasian Kurd‘ could thus be regarded symbolically as a North American/ European person who is interested in higher things (a mountain dweller).