20 Facts About Turkic peoples


Turkic peoples are a collection of diverse ethnic groups of Central, East, North, and West Asia as well as parts of Europe, who speak Turkic languages.

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Recent linguistic, genetic and archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest Turkic peoples descended from agricultural communities in Northeastern China and wider Northeast Asia, who moved westwards into Mongolia in the late 3rd millennium BC, where they adopted a pastoral lifestyle.

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Genetic and historical evidence suggests that the early Turkic peoples were of largely East Asian origin but became increasingly diverse, with later medieval Turkic groups exhibiting both East Asian and occasionally West Eurasian physical appearances and genetic origins.

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Turkic peoples languages constitute a language family of some 30 languages, spoken across a vast area from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, to Siberia and Manchuria and through to the Middle East.

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The remainder of the Turkic peoples people are concentrated in Central Asia, Russia, the Caucasus, China, and northern Iraq.

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Turkic peoples alphabets are sets of related alphabets with letters, used for writing mostly Turkic peoples languages.

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The latest recorded use of Turkic peoples alphabet was recorded in Central Europe's Hungary in 1699 CE.

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The Turkic peoples alphabets are divided into four groups, the best known of them is the Orkhon version of the Enisei group.

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Martine Robbeets suggests that the Turkic peoples were descended from a Transeurasian agricultural community based in northeast China, which is to be associated with the Xinglongwa culture and the succeeding Hongshan culture.

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Main migration of Turkic peoples occurred between the 6th and 11th centuries, when they spread across most of Central Asia.

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The Turkic peoples slowly replaced and assimilated the previous Iranian-speaking locals, turning the population of Central Asia from largely Iranian into primarily of East Asian descent.

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Oguz Yabgu State was a Turkic peoples state, founded by Oghuz Turks in 766, located geographically in an area between the coasts of the Caspian and Aral Seas.

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Turkic peoples and related groups migrated west from present-day Northeastern China, Mongolia, Siberia and the Turkestan-region towards the Iranian plateau, South Asia, and Anatolia in many waves.

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The Mughal dynasty was founded by a Chagatai Turkic peoples prince named Babur, who was descended from the Turkic peoples conqueror Timur on his father's side and from Chagatai, second son of the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan, on his mother's side.

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Every year, one city in the Turkic peoples world is selected as the "Cultural Capital of the Turkic peoples World".

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Additionally, Turkic peoples people are found within Crimea, Altishahr region of western China, northern Iraq, Israel, Russia, Afghanistan, Cyprus, and the Balkans: Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and former Yugoslavia.

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Early Turkic peoples mythology was dominated by Shamanism, Animism and Tengrism.

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Major Christian-Turkic peoples are the Chuvash of Chuvashia and the Gagauz of Moldova.

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Basmil, Yabaku and Uyghur states were among the Turkic peoples who fought against the Kara-Khanids spread of Islam.

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Kokpar began with the nomadic Turkic peoples who have come from farther north and east spreading westward from China and Mongolia between the 10th and 15th centuries.

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