Yazidi Americans

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Yazidi Americans
Northern Kurdish
Related ethnic groups
Iranian peoples

Yazidis in the United States may refer to people born in or residing in the United States of full or partial Yazidi origin.


In the United States, Yazidi communities exist in Lincoln, Nebraska[1][2] and Houston, Texas.[3][4][5] It is thought that Nebraska has the largest settlement (an estimated number of at least 10,000) of Yazidis in the United States, with a history of immigration to the state under refuge settlement programs starting in the late 1990s.[6]

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  1. ^ Roberts, Dave; McCartney, Rob; Petersen, Brandi (10 November 2014). "Nebraskan Yazidis want to stop carnage by Islamic State in Iraq". KETV. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Williams, Jack (14 December 2017). "Yazidis from Iraq Find Welcome Refuge in Nebraska" (Includes audio). NET Nebraska. 
  3. ^ Flakus, Greg (14 August 2015). "America's Heartland Helps Iraq's Yazidis". Voice of America. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Flakus, Greg (30 September 2016). "Yazidi-American Activist Seeks Help for Refugees". Voice of America. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Flakus, Greg (1 October 2015). "Yazidi Americans Seek Help for their People". Voice of America. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Knapp, Fred (15 August 2014). "Yazidis and other Iraqis in Lincoln offer different perspectives on crisis". NET Nebraska. 
  7. ^ "Murad Ismael". Yazda. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Yazidi Activist: People are Facing Genocide in Iraq". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 

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