Balkan Gagauz Turkish

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A language of Turkey

Alternate Names
Balkan Turkic
Population

327,000 in Turkey (Johnstone 1993). 7,000 Surguch (1965) and 320,000 Yuruk. Population total all countries: 331,000.

Location

Surguch dialect in Edirne region.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Gajol, Gerlovo Turks, Karamanli, Kyzylbash, Surguch, Tozluk Turks, Yuruk (Konyar, Yoruk).

Language Use

Probably no children.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Distinct from Gagauz [gag] of Moldova, Bulgaria, and Romania. Christian.

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