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Turkmen of Russia

Dave G, Wed, 2017-06-14 09:31
Regarding: 
Dialects
ISO 639-3: 
tuk

We need a page on the Turkmen (Turkpen) of Russia - they have been there since the 18th century and according to Muslims of the Soviet Union call themselves 'Turkpen'. There are some 45,000 of them.

Editorial Action

We will change the status of Turkmen [tuk] in the Russian Federation to "established" and add the Turkpen name, to be included in the next edition of the Ethnologue.

Dialects of Turkmen in Iran, Afghanistan

Dave G, Mon, 2017-05-08 03:34
Regarding: 
Dialects
ISO 639-3: 
tuk

It seems to me that we need to use the same system with Turkmen as with Uzbek and have different codes for South West Turkmen (in Iran) and South East Turkmen (in Afghanistan). The main one is Northern Turkmen, of Turkmenistan. This is a national language and used widely on TV etc. It has a Roman-based script. In Iran and Afghanistan they use Farsi script. Not only that loan words are from Farsi and Dari respectively, and the language of education is Farsi and Dari respectively. In Afghanistan the literacy levels are extremely low. Not so in Turkmenistan and Iran. The tribes are different: N Tuk is mainly Teke, SW Tuk is mainly Yomut, and SE Tuk is mainly Ärsari. Put all this together and you have three different languages needing three different codes.

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