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The Hunnic language is an extinct language of the Huns. The record of the language is sparse, and its relationship to other languages is controversial. This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Huns were a Turkic confederation of Central Asian equestrian nomads or semi-nomads. ...

Previously, Hunnic was considered an Altaic language, related to the present-day Chuvash language. Today however both languages are classified as members of the western branch of the Turkic language family.[1][2] Altaic is a proposed language family which includes 66 languages [1] spoken by about 348 million people, mostly in and around Central Asia and northeast Asia. ... Chuvash language (pronounced /ˈʧu. ... The Turkic languages are a group of closely related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China. ...

The probability, that Hunnic was a Turkic language, arises from comparison of Hunnic names and words to that of Turkic names and words,[3] some recorded from certain artifacts.[4] The Turkic languages are a group of closely related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China. ... This is the disambiguation page for the terms Turk, Turkey, Turkic, and Turkish. ...

1997 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica reasons that "It is assumed that the Huns also were speakers of an r- and l-type Turkic language and that their migration was responsible for the appearance of this language in the West. The r- and l-type language is now documented only by Chuvash, a language considered as a descendant of a Volga-Bulgarian language. The rest of the Turkic languages are of the z- and s-type".


  1. ^ Linguist List
  2. ^ Bulgars
  3. ^ "Europe: The Origins of the Huns", by Kessler Associate, based on conversations with Kemal Cemal, Turkey, 2002
  4. ^ Azgar Mukhamadiev, "Khan Diggiz Dish Inscriptions",1995

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Altaic languages
Turkic languagesMongolic languagesTungusic languagesBuyeo languages*
Notes: *Unofficial; a hypothetical language family
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Turkic languages
Bolgar Bolgar† | Chuvash | Hunnic† | Khazar†
Uyghur Old Turkic† | Aini²| Chagatay† | Ili Turki | Lop | Uyghur | Uzbek
Kypchak Baraba | Bashkir | Crimean Tatar¹ | Cuman† | Karachay-Balkar | Karaim | Karakalpak | Kazakh | Kipchak† | Krymchak | Kumyk | Nogay | Tatar | Urum¹|Altay | Kyrgyz
Oghuz Afshar | Azerbaijani | Crimean Tatar¹ | Gagauz | Khorasani Turkish | Ottoman Turkish† | Pecheneg† | Qashqai | Salar | Turkish | Turkmen | Urum¹
Khalaj Khalaj
Northeastern Chulym | Dolgan | Fuyü Gïrgïs | Khakas | Northern Altay | Shor | Tofa | Tuvan | Western Yugur | Sakha / Yakut
Notes: ¹Listed in more than one group, ²Mixed language, †Extinct

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