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Turkish Loanwords
(4,030 words)

1. History of contacts

Close contacts between the Arabs and speakers of Turkic languages go back to the first half of the 9th century, when the Abbasid caliphs began recruiting Turks from Central Asia as Praetorian guards. Although some of these mercenaries – for instance ʾAḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn and hi…

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Stephan Procházka, “Turkish Loanwords”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0359>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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