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Turkish

Line breaks: Turk|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːkɪʃ
 
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Definition of Turkish in English:

adjective

1Relating to Turkey or to the Turks or their language.
Example sentences
  • The Turkish language, due to Turkey's Islamic heritage, originally used Arabic script.
  • I moved into the English language the way I moved along with the Turkish language.
  • Well, I think the role of Turkey and the Turkish government is fascinating.
1.1 historical Relating to or associated with the Ottoman Empire.
Example sentences
  • Much of the architecture in Titograd reflects the Turkish influence of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The bridge, built under the Turkish Ottoman empire, was destroyed.

noun

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The official language of Turkey, a Turkic language spoken by about 50 million people. It was written in the Arabic script until 1928, when the Roman alphabet was adopted.
Example sentences
  • He was in his early forties, and not uncultured; he spoke French and Turkish as well as Arabic.
  • During the Ottoman era, Turkish was written in Arabic script, from right to left.
  • Most Muslims in Australia speak Arabic, followed by Turkish, English only, Indonesian or Malay, and Urdu.

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