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How many turkish speakers are there, outside turkey itself?

2 years ago

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According to Wikipedia there are approximately 80 million native speakers of Turkish and 67 million of them live in Turkey. So, there are about 13 million native Turkish speakers outside of Turkey. Then, we also should consider Azerbaijani and Crimean Tatar languages that have a high mutual intelligibility with Turkish. They have about 26.5 million native speakers in total. That adds up to approximately 39.5 million people with whom you can communicate using Turkish outside of Turkey.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

Some around the Balkans and Greece, and some in Syria.

2 years ago

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There are in Germany and the Netherlands as well.

2 years ago

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Considering Germany has high immigration levels from Turkey, yes though it's not an official language. Don't know about The Netherlands..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andro0
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Turks are actually the largest minority in Germany.

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Given that the children of the original Turkish immigrants to Germany may not be mother tongue level in Turkish, I would guess that nowadays there are more Arabic mother tongue speakers in Germany than Turkish mother tongue. Too lazy to look it up though.

2 years ago

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Even if they are not mother tongue level, they still are speakers of Turkish and you can communicate with them in Turkish. You may have problems in speaking Turkish with the second and later generations born in Germany, because their exposure to the Turkish language may be much less.

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Hm.. To lazy to research real quick, but you have time to comment your guess... :)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MeteUlku
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I want to share this information:

  • The Turkish language is spoken in a lot of countries all around the world, such as Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Northern Cyprus, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It is also spoken by immigrant communities in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S. It is the most common of the Turkic languages, with around 40% of the speakers of Turkic languages being fluent in Turkish. Essentially, the language is spoken mostly where the Ottoman Empire used to exist.

  • In total, there are around 83 million speakers of the Turkish language around the world, with the majority of those speakers, around 74 million, being native speakers. It is not only an official language in Turkey, but also Cyprus. It is a recognized minority language in Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, and Iraq. In Kosovo and Macedonia, however, they are regional languages, and not used much in the city. The Turkish language is regulated by the Turkish Language Association.

2 years ago

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