During the 18th century BC, Kurda is the city of Numha the most mentioned in the archives of Mari. However, that name appears earlier in the name of "Kar-Daki-ka" in Sumerian texts of Ur III, and in the late 3rd millennium in those of Girsu. It has been linked with Gutis and positioned in the mountains of Zagros. The name "Kar-da" means "Land of the brave"
Researchers believe that it was the Kordestan region, part of Kermanshah, near Sanandaj to in the present country of Iran.