Cities in TURKEY
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The official language is Turkish and is spoken by about 90% of the population. Turkish originates from the steppe region of Mongolia and is originally a nomad language. Turkish arrived with the nomads migrating west in Asia Minor in about the tenth century. Turkish has been written in our alphabet since 1928. Modern Turkish has adopted many loanwords from Arabic and Persian. A Turkish language is still spoken by millions of people in the Caucasus and Central Asia up to western China. Kurdish dialects are spoken in Turkish Kurdistan. The hitherto banned Kurdish language was allowed to be used again in public by the government in 1991.
Brosnahan, T. / Turkey
Graven, R. van den / Reishandboek Turkije
Te gast in Turkije
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