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Turkish

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Anatolian, Türkçe, Türkisch Also: in -- Osmanli, Turki; in -- Osmanli; in -- Osmanli; in -- Osmanli; in -- Osmanli; in -- Osmanli
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1827--2006) New Testament (1819--1993) Portions (1782--1985)
    FCBH (Yeni Çeviri) See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Turkey
  • Region: Widespread as L1 or L2
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Status: De facto language of national identity in Bulgaria; De facto provincial language in Cyprus; Statutory provincial language in Greece; Recognized language in Kazakhstan; Statutory national language in Turkey
  • Number of users: 70,805,930 (46,300,000 in Turkey (1987); 606,000; 177,000 in Cyprus (1995); 128,000 in Greece (1976 WA); 200,000 in Macedonia (1982); 28,700 in Romania (2002 census); )
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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