Now I do not know if this topic should be in this particular forum, but this is also due to that I do not know if there is a word for the subject.
We Kurds tend to use the Arabic word for government, Hikumet, and state interchangeably. This is perhaps not surprising when the government has actually been the state in the autocratic systems the Kurds have lived in. One needs only to think of the famous expression of Louis XIV: "L'etat, c'est moi".
But I think it is about time we separate these two words from each other. I believe this separation of the words is also a mental separation, or the idea that government is not the same as the state. This is ideological change is needed before we can make the practical change possible. In Europe for example you do not call the police a tool of the government, but rather a tool of the state. In Kurdistan people say "the government have not done this or that" but rather it is the state that should be doing the "this and that".
My question is: Is there a word in Kurdish for government and state respectively, I have heard that mírí means government but this should rather be principality(?). Yet hikumet is the only word used today, and for the state most people say dewllet.