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Balkan Gagauz Turkish

Balkan Gagauz Turkish
Rumeli Türkçesi
Native to Turkey, Greece, Macedonia
Native speakers
330,000  (1993)[1]
  • Oghuz
    • Turkish group
      • Balkan Gagauz Turkish
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bgx
Glottolog balk1254[2]

Balkan Gagauz Turkish, also known as Balkan Turkic, is a Turkic language spoken in European Turkey, Greece, and in the Kumanovo and Bitola areas of the Republic of Macedonia.[3] Dialects include Gajal, Gerlovo Turk, Karamanli, Kyzylbash, Surguch, Tozluk Turk, Yuruk, and Macedonian Gagauz. This is a different language from Gagauz[3] and Turkish.


  1. Balkan Gagauz Turkish at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Balkan Gagauz Turkish". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ethnologue entry for Balkan Gagauz Turkish

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