Balkan Gagauz Turkish language


Balkan Gagauz Turkish language

language
name=Balkan Gagauz Turkish
familycolor=Altaic
states=Turkey, Greece, Republic of Macedonia
speakers=331,000
fam1=Altaic [The existence of the Altaic family is controversial. See Altaic languages.]
fam2=Turkic
fam3=Oghuz
iso3=bgx

Balkan Gagauz Turkish (also known as Balkan Turkic) is a Turkic language spoken in European Turkey, Greece, and in the Kumanovo and Bitola areas of Macedonia. (It is not spoken by the Turks.). Dialects include Gajol, Gerlovo Turk, Karamanli, Kyzylbash, Surguch, Tozluk Turk, Yuruk, and Macedonian Gagauz. This is a different language from Gagauz [Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Ethnologue: Languages of the World". 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.] and Turkish.

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* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bgx Ethnologue entry for Balkan Gagauz Turkish]

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