Iraqi Culture


The primary author of this profile was the Cultural Atlas Editors (2015), with successive edits made by Nina Evason.


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  • Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2017). Census 2016, Country of Birth of Person by Sex (SA2+) [Data set].
  • Bains, G. (2015). Cultural DNA: The Psychology Of Globalization. New Jersey: Wiley.
  • Beauchamp, Z. (2015). The conflict between Iraqi Sunnis and Shias sustains ISIS. Retrieved from
  • Bureau of , Human Rights, and Labor. (2017). Iraq: International Religious Freedom Report for 2016. Washington: U.S. Department of State. Retrieved from 
  • Central Intelligence Agency. (2017). The World Factbook: Iraq. Retrieved from
  • Chapman, S. (n.d.). Iraqi Refugees. Retrieved from
  • COMMISCEO Global. (2016). Iraq Guide. Retrieved from
  • Cultural Advisory Unit. (2010). Iraq - Quick Reference Guide. Queensland: Queensland Police.
  • Culture Crossing Guide. (2014). Iraq. Retrieved from
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (2017). Iraq Country Brief. Retrieved from
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection. (2017). Country profile - Iraq. Retrieved from
  • Department of Home Affairs. (2019). Iraq-born: Community Information Summary. Retrieved from
  • Dresser, N. (1996). Multicultural Manners. New York: Wiley & Sons.
  • eCALD. (n.d.). Iraqi Culture. Retrieved from
  • Geert Hofstede. (2016). Iraq. Retrieved from
  • Gidda, M. (2014). Everything You Need to Know About the Yazidis. Retrieved from
  • Jalabi, R. (2014). Who are the Yazidis and why is ISI hunting them? Retrieved from
  • Kassoua, H. (2017). From despair to hope: the Yazidi journey from Iraq to Australia. Retrieved from
  • Khalidi, S, McIlroy, F., & Neumayer, H. (2012). The Cultural Dictionary and Directory. Canberra: Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc.
  • Lewis, R. D. (2006). When Cultures Collide. Boston: Nicholas Brealey International.
  • Lipka, M. (2014). The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other. Retrieved from 
  • Metz, H. C. (2011). Iraq: A Country Study. Washington: Library of Congress. Retrieved from
  • Museum Victoria Australia. (n.d.). History of immigration from Iraq. Retrieved from
  • Refugee Council of Australia. (2016). Key Facts on the conflict in Syria and Iraq. Retrieved from
  • Sawe, B. E. (2017). Religious Beliefs and Freedoms In Iraq. World Atlas. Retrieved from 
  • Transparency International. (2018). Corruption Perceptions Index 2017. Retrieved from
  • United Kingdom Government. (2006). A Guide to Names and Naming Practices. Retrieved from
  • United States Armed Forces. (2016). 1st Infantry Division: Soldier’s Handbook to Iraq. Various contributors. (n.d.). Iraq - Tradition and Culture. Retrieved from

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