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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 Turkic languages are considered by some linguists to be part of the Altaic language family.


The Turkic language with the greatest number of speakers is Turkish.


Turkic languages are agglutinative and exhibit phonological vowel harmony.


Though various different Turkic tribes and their languages have mixed with each other throughout centuries, making a classification extremely difficult, a very simplified classification could be as follows:

Various elements have passed to Turkic languages especially from Chinese, Persian, Russian and Arabic languages, and various elements from Turkic languages have been carried as far as southeastern Asia, the northernmost territories of Russia, and even North America.


See also

External links

  • Map of Turkic languages (http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/didact/karten/turk/turklm.htm)
  • Dmoz.org/../Languages/Altaic/Turkic/ (http://dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Language_and_Linguistics/Natural_Languages/Altaic/Turkic/)
  • Türk Dili (http://www.dilimiz.gen.tr/)

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Turkic languages information - Search.com (0 words)
The Turkic languages constitute a language family of some thirty languages, spoken across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China with an estimated 140 million native speakers and tens of millions of second-language speakers.
The Turkic languages are traditionally considered to be part of the Altaic language family.
Geographically and linguistically, the languages of Southwestern, Northwestern, and Southeastern subgroup belong to the central Turkic languages, while the Northeastern, Khalaj language is the so-called peripheral language.
Turkic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (338 words)
The Turkic languages are traditionally considered to be part of the Altaic language family.
The genetic classification of the Turkic languages commonly followed today is the one by Samoilovich (mainly based on the development of *d).
Geographically and linguistically, the languages of Southwestern, Northwestern, and Southeastern subgroup belong to the central Turkic languages, while the Northeastern, Khalaj language is the so-called peripheral language.
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