Kurdish voice-over production made simple
As an established Kurdish voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Kurdish Voice-Over Service and Kurdish Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Kurdish voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Kurdish voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Kurdish voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Kurdish voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Kurdish audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Kurdish voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Kurdish language
Kurdish belongs to the Western Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It is related to Persian and Pashto and is spoken by the Kurds, an ethnic group living in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Armenia – a loosely defined region generally referred to as Kurdistan.
Written Kurdish began to appear in the 7th century, when the Kurds converted to Islam. The first well-known Kurdish poet was Ell Herirl (1425 – 1495), and Kurdish literature began to become popular in the 16th century.
There is no unified version of Kurdish, but three standardised versions – Northern, Central and Southern. Northern Kurdish, or Kurmanji, is spoken in Turkey, Syria and the northern parts of Kurdish-speaking areas of Iran and Iraq. Around three quarters of Kurds speak this version. Central Kurdish, or Sorani, is spoken in northeast Iraq and west Iran. Southern Kurdish, or Kermanshahi, is spoken in the Kermanshah province of Iraq. Read more
Which countries have Kurdish as a national language?
Sorani, or Central Kurdish, is an official language of Iraq. Kurmanji, or Northern Kurdish, is recognised as a minority language in Armenia.
How many people speak Kurdish as their first language?
It is estimated that around 26 million people speak Kurdish as their first language. As well as the Kurdish populations in Turkey, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Armenia, there are significant Kurdish communities in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan.
Did you know…
- In Turkey, Syria and Armenia, Kurdish is written using the Latin alphabet. In Iraq and Iran it is written using the Cyrillic alphabet.
- The official status of Kurdish varies hugely from country to country. For example, in Iraq it is one of two official languages, but in Syria it is illegal to publish any material in Kurdish. In Iran it is used in some local media, but not in public schools, while in Turkey strict Kurdish broadcasting restrictions have only recently been relaxed.