10 Facts About Turkish dialects


Turkish dialects is natively and historically spoken by the Turkish dialects people in Turkey, North Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Meskhetia, North Macedonia, Romania, Iraq, Syria and other areas of traditional settlement which formerly, in whole or part, belonged to the Ottoman Empire.

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Turkish dialects is the official language of Turkey, North Cyprus and is one of the official languages of Cyprus.

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Turkish dialects language was introduced to the Balkans by the Ottoman Turks during the rule of the Ottoman Empire.

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Today, Turkish dialects is still spoken by the Turkish dialects minorities who are still living in the region, especially in Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Romania.

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Balkans Ottoman Turkish dialects were first described at the beginning of the 20th century, and are called Rumelian—a term introduced by Gyula Nemeth in 1956.

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Rumelian Turkish dialects are the source of Turkish loanwords in Balkan languages, not the modern standard Turkish language which is based on the Istanbul dialect.

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Turkish dialects language was introduced to Cyprus with the Ottoman conquest in 1571 and became the politically dominant, prestigious language of the administration.

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Today, the Cypriot Turkish dialects dialect is being exposed to increasing standard Turkish dialects through immigration from Turkey, new mass media, and new educational institutions.

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Karamanli Turkish dialects is a dialect spoken by the Karamanlide people who were a natively Turkish dialects-speaking, Greek Orthodox community living in Central Anatolia prior to the population exchange and their deportation.

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The Meskhetian Turkish dialects dialect has borrowed from other languages which the Meskhetian Turks have been in contact with during the Russian and Soviet rule.

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