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Crimean Tatar

A language of Ukraine

ISO 639-3crh

Population  260,000 in Ukraine (2006 A. Goriainov). Population total all countries: 483,990.
Region  Crimea. Also in Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation (Europe), Turkey (Asia), United States, Uzbekistan.
Alternate names   Crimean, Crimean Turkish
Classification  Altaic, Turkic, Southern
Language development  NT: 1666–1825.
Writing system  Cyrillic script. Latin script, official use since 1997.
Comments  Sometimes confused with, but distinct from, Tatar [tat]. Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Bulgaria

Language name   Crimean Tatar
Population  6,000 in Bulgaria (2006 A. Goriainov).
Region  Northeast.
Alternate names  Crimean, Crimean Turkish
Dialects  Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Central Crimean, Southern Crimean.
Comments  Muslim.
 

Romania

Language name   Crimean Tatar
Population  22,000 in Romania (2006 Goriainov).
Region  East.
Alternate names  Crimean Turkish
Dialects  Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Central Crimean, Southern Crimean.
Comments  Muslim.
 

Turkey (Asia)

Language name   Crimean Tatar
Population  2,000 in Turkey.
Region  Number of speakers in Turkey is not known, though there are definitely some Crimean Tatar villages, such as Karakuyu in Polatli District of Ankara Province.
Alternate names  Crimean Turkish
Dialects  Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Central Crimean, Southern Crimean.
Comments  Muslim.
 

Uzbekistan

Language name   Crimean Tatar
Population  150,000 in Uzbekistan (2006 A. Goriainov).
Language map  Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, reference number 2
Alternate names  Crimean Turkish
Dialects  Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Central Crimean, Southern Crimean.
Comments  The census counted them with the Tatar [tat], but the languages are distinct. Muslim.
 
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