Language is the identity of the nations and one of the most significant elements in its continuity
and survival. For this reason, it is taken for the greatest interest by every nation that wants to run
the risks of its dying out. This interest takes various ways and methods that are targeted at
keeping language alive and active. Among these is the process of composing dictionaries that
embrace the basic unit of language i.e. words.
The present study is an attempt at scrutinizing the English and Kurdish languages from the
'dictionary aspect' of both languages through a comparative study. It shows how the English is
served in the best way through this process and how all the words in English are kept save from
the danger of dissolution. It also shows that these attempts are responsible for the wide spread of
English all over the world and they encourage the non-native speakers to learn it as easily as
Against these attempts, the study shows that the Kurdish language is almost neglected and no
great attention is paid to it. It reached the conclusion that the academic centers like the
universities are mainly responsible for this negligence since they pay greater attention to things
that are of less importance.