The Kurds occupy the provinces of As Sulaymaniyah, Dahuk and Irbil, the area of which is commonly referred to as Kurdistan. Iraq, in the Middle East, is 168,754 square miles (437,073 square kilometers), which is comparable to twice the size of Idaho.

Iraq is bordered by Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf.

Classical Arabic, best known by scholars, is the written language of the Qur'an.

Modern standard Arabic, which has virtually the same structure in all Arabic-speaking countries, is taught in schools for reading and writing.

The spoken language is Iraqi Arabic, and is extremely similar to that which is spoken in Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan.

Those who go to school learn Modern Standard Arabic, and many that do not attend school are likely to at least understand it.

Dating is rare in Afghanistan because most marriages are arranged by parents, and schools are separate for boys and girls.

Slumber parties are common in Italy and Switzerland, where teens gather for parties at a home and sleep there when the party is over.

Girls often ask out boys and pay for the date, too.

Most teens go out in large groups and don't pair off until they are 18 or 19 years old in Australia.

The remaining people are divided into several ethnic groups, including Assyrian, Turkoman, Chaldean, Armenian, Yazidi, and Jewish. Almost all Iraqis speak and understand their official language, Arabic.