Bulgar language

extinct Oghur Turkic language

Bulgar (also known as Bulghar, Bolgar, or Bolghar) is an extinct Oghur Turkic language spoken by the Bulgars.

Bulgar
RegionFrom Central Asia to the Pontic–Caspian steppe, the Volga and the Danube and Southern Italy (Molise, Campania)
EthnicityBulgars
ExtinctBy the 9th or 10th centuries on the Danube and by the 14th century in the Volga region
Language codes
ISO 639-3xbo
xbo
Glottologbolg1250

The name is came from the Bulgars, a tribal that established the Bulgar state known as Old Great Bulgaria in the mid-7th century, which became the Danubian Bulgaria by the 680s.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica Online - Bolgar Turkic Archived 2008-06-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Campbell, George L. Compendium of the World's Languages. Routledge, 2000. page 274