TURKISH LANGUAGE AND ARMENIANS: ARMENIAN LINGUISTS of THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
TÜRK DİLİ ve ERMENİLER: OSMANLI'NIN ERMENİ DİLBİLİMCİLERİ

Author : Kasım ERTAŞ
Number of pages : 151-162

Abstract

Armenians have lived together with Turks for centuries. As a result of this coexistence, socio-cultural relations have developed between the Armenians and Turks in the historical process. One of them is the interaction seen in the language field. Armenians who have been intensely interested in Turkish since 13th century have created many Turkish works in this field. Besides producing many works in this field, The Armenians, who adopted the Turkish language as almost their own language, have created many works that are considered to be the pioneers of the field. These studies are important data in determining both the positive relationship of Armenians with the management and their place in the community's cultural life. During the Ottoman Empire era, many Armenian Turcologists were trained that have contributed to the development of the Turkish language. We believe in the recognition of these personalities who have produced these important studies in this field and the necessity to put forward the contribution they have offered to the development of the Turkish language. In this study; the lives, scientific personalities and the contribution to Turkish language by the Armenian linguists Artin Hindoğlu, Retyos Krikorian, Bedros Keresteciyan, Bedros Zeki Garabedyan and Mihran Apikyan are discussed.

Keywords

Turkish language, Otoman Turkish, Armenians, Ottoman, Armenian Linguists

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