Encyclopedia  |   World Factbook  |   World Flags  |   Reference Tables  |   List of Lists     
   Academic Disciplines  |   Historical Timeline  |   Themed Timelines  |   Biographies  |   How-Tos     
Sponsor by The Tattoo Collection
Turkic languages
Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Turkic languages

Linguistics
Theoretical linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Semantics
Lexical semantics
Stylistics
Pragmatics
Applied linguistics
Cognitive linguistics
Historical linguistics
Etymology
Linguistics
Edit this box

The 'Turkic languages'\ are a group of closely related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China. The Turkic languages are considered by some linguists to be part of the Altaic language family.

The Turkic language with the greatest number of speakers is Turkish.

Turkic languages are agglutinative and exhibit phonological vowel harmony.

Though various different Turkic tribes and their languages have mixed with each other throughout centuries, making a classification extremely difficult, a very simplified classification could be as follows:

Various elements have passed to Turkic languages especially from Chinese, Persian, Russian and Arabic languages, and various elements from Turkic languages have been carried as far as southeastern Asia, the northernmost territories of Russia, and even North America.

See also:

External links