Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

Since the beginning of the Islamization of the Turks more than one millennium ago, Arabic loanwords have formed an important layer in the lexicon of the Turkish language. Only a certain part of the Arabic layer in the Turkish lexicon is the result of direct language contact; more important is the Arabic component which entered the Turkish lexical stock through Persian. For many centuries, nearly every Arabic lexeme, with the exce…

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Mark Kirchner, “Turkish”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 02 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0358>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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