Gagauz

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A language of Moldova

Alternate Names
Gagauzi
Population

138,000 in Moldova (2000). Population total all countries: 173,920.

Location

Comrat, Ceadîr-Lunga, Basarabeasca, Taraclia and Vulcânsti areas and towns. Also in Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russian Federation, Ukraine.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bulgar Gagauzi, Maritime Gagauzi. Similar to Turkish [tur], but uses Russian Orthodox Christian religious vocabulary in contrast to Islamic vocabulary of Turkish.

Language Use

89% speak it as L1.

Language Development
NT: 2006.
Writing
Cyrillic script, primary usage. Greek script, used until 1957. Latin script, used in Romania.
Other Comments

Christian.

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