Crimean Tatar language

Turkic language spoken in Crimea

The Crimean Tatar language (which is often simply called Crimean) is spoken by Crimean Tatars who live mostly in the Crimean peninsula.[1] It is one of the Kipchak languages, (which are also called Northwestern Turkic languages), and is unrelated to the Tatar language: Speakers of one language cannot understand people who speak the other. There are about 500,000 native speakers of Crimean. About half of them live on the Crimean peninsula, about 200,000 in Uzbekistan, about 30,000 in Russia, 2,500 in Romania and 600 in Bulgaria.[2]

Crimean tatar writing on an airport bus in Simferopol. The writing translates to "Welcome to Crimea!"
Sign showing Crimean tatar writing using latin script
Crimean Tatar , in Arabic scripzt, on a photo from 1924
Crimean Tatar language

References change

  1. Hammarström, Harald (2015). "Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: A comprehensive review". Language. 91 (3): 723–737. doi:10.1353/lan.2015.0038. hdl:11858/00-001M-0000-0014-C719-6. ISSN 1535-0665. S2CID 119977100.
  2. "Home | UNESCO". Retrieved 2022-04-08.