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A language of Turkey

Alternate Names
Anatolian, Türkçe, Türkisch
Population

66,500,000 in Turkey (ELDIA 2006). Population total all countries: 70,805,930. L2 users: 350,000 in Turkey (ELDIA 2006).

Location

Widespread as L1 or L2.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1982, Constitution, Article 3).

Dialects

Danubian, Dinler, Edirne, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Karamanli, Razgrad, Rumelian, Urfa. Danubian is west; other dialects east.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Karamanli are Turkish-speaking Greeks. 11,300,000 also use English [eng]. 2,660,000 also use Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1827–2006.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab], no longer in use. Braille script [Brai]. Greek script [Grek], no longer in use. Latin script [Latn], used since 1928 or 1929, primary usage.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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