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'''Turkish''' (''Turkce'') is an [[Altaic language]] of the Turkic subgroup. It is spoken by the entirety of the country of [[Turkey]] and by a number of Turks living around the world.
 
'''Turkish''' (''Turkce'') is an [[Altaic language]] of the Turkic subgroup. It is spoken by the entirety of the country of [[Turkey]] and by a number of Turks living around the world.
 
Turkish is very difficult language to learn since it's not English. Most Turks speak English anyway.
 
  
 
Until [[Kemal Ataturk]] became the first President of Turkey, Turkish was written in the Arabic alphabet. Ataturk changed the script to the [[Latin alphabet]], in an effort to increase literacy. However, Turkish still has a lot of [[Arabic language|Arabic]] loanwords.
 
Until [[Kemal Ataturk]] became the first President of Turkey, Turkish was written in the Arabic alphabet. Ataturk changed the script to the [[Latin alphabet]], in an effort to increase literacy. However, Turkish still has a lot of [[Arabic language|Arabic]] loanwords.

Revision as of 12:36, 13 March 2013

Turkish (Turkce) is an Altaic language of the Turkic subgroup. It is spoken by the entirety of the country of Turkey and by a number of Turks living around the world.

Until Kemal Ataturk became the first President of Turkey, Turkish was written in the Arabic alphabet. Ataturk changed the script to the Latin alphabet, in an effort to increase literacy. However, Turkish still has a lot of Arabic loanwords.

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