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The people of Iraq are known as Iraqis. The Kurds, an Islamic non-Arab people, are the largest and most important minority group, constituting about 19 percent. Other minorities include Turkmens (about 2 percent), Yazidis, Assyrians, and Armenians. For more information on the Kurds and the Turkmens, see the chapters on Turkey and Turkmenistan, both in Volume 9; and on the Armenians, the chapter on Armenia in Volume 1.

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