Language Data

  • Alternate names: Anatolian, Türkçe, Türkisch; Also, in Bulgaria: Osmanli, Turki; in Cyprus: Osmanli; in Greece: Osmanli; in Macedonia: Osmanli; in Romania: Osmanli; in Uzbekistan: Osmanli
  • Dialects: Danubian, Dinler, Edirne, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Karamanli, Macedonian, Macedonian Turkish, Razgrad, Rumelian, Urfa
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1827 — 2006)
    • New Testament (1819 — 1993)
    • Portions (1782 — 1985)
    • FCBH  (Yeni Çeviri)  See above
    • text online See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Also use English [eng] and German [deu] as L2s
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Turkey
  • Region: Widespread as L1 or L2
  • Also used in: Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Netherlands, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan
  • 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: 70,890,130 (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)