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In 934 the Daylamite Buyid dynasty was founded, and subsequently conquered most of present-day Iran and Iraq.

During the time of rule of this dynasty, Kurdish chief and ruler, Badr ibn Hasanwaih, established himself as one of the most important emirs of the time.

Qarti or Qartas, who were originally settled on the mountains north of Mesopotamia, are considered as a probable ancestor of the Kurds. During the Sassanid era, in Kar-Namag i Ardashir i Pabagan, a short prose work written in Middle Persian, Ardashir I is depicted as having battled the Kurds and their leader, Madig.

Akkadians were attacked by nomads coming through Qartas territory at the end of 3rd millennium B. After initially sustaining a heavy defeat, Ardashir I was successful in subjugating the Kurds.

Similarly, in AD 360, the Sassanid king Shapur II marched into the Roman province Zabdicene, to conquer its chief city, Bezabde, present-day Cizre.

He found it heavily fortified, and guarded by three legions and a large body of Kurdish archers.

Due to the Turkic invasion of Anatolia, the 11th century Kurdish dynasties crumbled and became incorporated into the Seljuk Dynasty.

Kurds would hereafter be used in great numbers in the armies of the Zengids.

Their mahdi called himself Christ and the Holy Ghost.in Turkish Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iranian Kurdistan and Syrian Kurdistan.The Kurds are the fourth largest ethnic group in West Asia after the Arabs, Persians, and Turks.The Kurds are the majority population in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, and are a significant minority group in the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iran, and Syria, where Kurdish nationalist movements continue to pursue greater autonomy and cultural rights.Kurdish holds official status in Iraq as a national language alongside Arabic, is recognized in Iran as a regional language, and in Armenia as a minority language.

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