Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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In Turkey, as in all Muslim countries, Arabic is a language of religion. However, it is also a minority language traditionally spoken by communities along the eastern section of the Mediterranean coast and along the southern border shared with Syria and Iraq. The presence of Arabic in Turkey is reasonably secure as the population is almost entirely Muslim…

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Joan Smith-Kocamahhul, “Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0357>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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