By Chris PriestmanPublished September 21, 2018 06:04:08The Yazidi faith has been largely ignored by Western media and most non-Muslim readers.
But this is changing as the Yazidi community has been subjected to genocide by the Islamic State (ISIS) and other Sunni militant groups.
In fact, ISIS has called on Yazidis to convert to Islam, and they have been told to do so.
In order to understand the Yazidis, we must first understand the term ‘Yazidi’.
The word is used to describe an ancient ethnic group in northwest Iraq, and in the region itself, the Yuzidis are considered one of the two major groups.
The other, the Sinjar people, are a smaller group that lives in the north.
The Yazidis are a nomadic people who live in small villages on the banks of the Tigris River in northwestern Iraq.
They are the largest ethnic group of the Yazid, and were established as a distinct ethnic group by the Assyrians in the 5th century B.C. They were the first ethnic group to establish a homeland in modern-day Iraq, after the Assyrian Empire.
The history of the Yizidis goes back centuries, when the Yazids, a nomad people living on a desert plateau near the city of Sinjar in modern day Iraq, settled in the Middle East.
Their ancestors migrated from ancient Persia and Syria, where they were conquered by the Persians in the 8th century.
Over time, the Assyriac tribes migrated northward to settle in present-day Turkey.
The Yizidi people settled in Anatolia, which was part of the Ottoman Empire, where the Yazdis were the only non-Persian ethnic group.
Yazidis, who are not considered a minority in Turkey, are predominantly Kurdish, but have many members of other ethnicities.
In northern Iraq, they are divided into a Turkic and Kurdish ethnic group called the Yazdan, while in southeastern Turkey, the Kurds call themselves the Yazdeans.
The Kurdish-Yazdan group is often referred to as the Yozidis.
The Yazdans are the ethnic group with the largest presence in Turkey.
The Yizdans lived in a nominally autonomous zone in the northeast of Iraq until the 1920s.
The area was then divided into various autonomous zones, each with its own local leader.
They settled into a small area known as the Greater Sinjar region.
After World War II, the region became a major transit area for people seeking refuge from the advancing U.S.-led war effort in the Islamic world.
It became a key base for U.N. troops, including the U.K., who were training Kurdish fighters in Iraq.
During the war, Yazidis were among the first groups to be captured by the Nazis and imprisoned, along with other ethnic groups in camps known as “Theresienstadt” and “Birkenau.”
During World War III, Yazidi refugees in Europe and the United States were sent to concentration camps for the second time.
After the war ended, the U