In the U.S. the South is a diverse region with various dialects. A person from Texas is going to sound different than someone from South Carolina. Linguists believe Southern accents closely resemble the accents of their ancestral homelands-English, Celtic, French.
The Kurds ancient ancestors were known as the Medes (an Indo-European people). For most of their history the Kurds were overshadowed by the Persian Empire and overpowered by the Ottoman Empire. During the conquests of Islam most Kurds became Muslim, most are Sunni Muslims.
The Kurds are not Arabs, actually they have a deep hatred for the Arabs. Today the Kurds are the largest ethnic group (27 million) without a homeland. The Kurds live in northern Iraq, western Iran, eastern Syria, and eastern Turkey. Kurdistan in northern Iraq is an autonomous region with its own government and military, which was created after Saddam Hussein’s repeated attacks and use of chemical weapons on the Kurds.
Traditionally a pastoral culture, today the Kurds control much of northern Iraq’s oil production. When the Iraqi government’s army abandoned their posts the Kurdish army seized Kirkuk, a major oil city, which is considered an ancestral city to the Kurds. In 615 BC, the Medes joined with Babylonians, to overthrow the Assyrians at Ninevah, Assur, and Arraphu (modern Kirkuk).