The two languages that Turkish speaks the most are Serbian and Armenian.
Today we’re going to talk about the Turkic language family.
This map shows the modern geographical extent of the Turkic language family. This language family comprises thirty-five living individual languages, which can in turn be grouped into six language sub-families.
The origin of the Turkic languages is uncertain. It is believed that the proto-Turkic language was spoken by a people living somewhere in or around the Altai Mountains region as early as the 6th centruy BCE, but the first written evidence of the existence of Turkic languages is dating back to the 8th century CE .
Turkic peoples started to migrate east and westward very early and are among the founders of some of the biggest and longest-lasting empires of recorded history. Some of them include the Xiongnu Confederation, the early Turkic Khaganates, Cumania, the Kangar Union, the Kimek Khanate, the Uyghur Khaganate. They also played a significant role in the formation of the Khazar, Ghaznavid, Seljuk, Mongol, Mughal, and Ottoman empires. Furthermore, it is believed, but not attested, that the Huns were a Turkic people.
The Turkic languages are spoken by about 200 million people. All Turkic languages share a few common linguistic features, such as agglutination, vowel harmony, and gender-neutral grammar.
The map illustrates well the grouping of Turkic languages is four major subfamilies, in addition to two Turkic languages being the last survivors of now-defunct wider subfamilies.
Turkish Language is common heritage in 83 countries:
- European Countries (64 countries)
- Xinjiang (China)
Turks like to talk.
Turkish language is verbal.
Especially idioms;phrasal verbs are the essence of Turkish.
Over 7500 geographical names in 100 countries have been named in Turkish language outside Turkey. Championship belongs to Turkish language followed by English in 79 countries
Turkish origin words in English