Introduction to Iraqi Culture(s)
“Over the last 30 years, more than 105,000 Iraqi refugees have been resettled to the United States…Iraqis are comprised of many different ethnic groups, the largest of which are Iraqi Arabs (75-80%). Iraqi Kurds represent 15-20% of the population.”
In Kansas, as of the end of 2014, Iraqis constituted 5% of the overall refugee settlement population (Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 2015).
The Next Door Neighbors series provides profiles of new refugees in the U.S. The 30-minute video describes the second of the major ethnic groups from Iraq. The video description reads: “The first in Nashville Public Television’s Next Door Neighbors documentary series. Little Kurdistan profiles Nashville’s Kurdish community, the largest Kurdish community in the United States.”