Karamanli Turkish (Καραμανλήδικα)

Karamanli Turkish is a variety of Anatolian Turkish that was spoken by the Karamanlides, Turkish-speaking Orthodox Christians who lived in Ottoman Turkey until 1923. During the exchanges of populations between Turkey and Greece in 1923, the Karamanlides were sent to Greece, and some of them continued to speak Karamanli Turkish.

Karamanli Turkish was written with the Greek alphabet and many publications were produced during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Karamanlides were known as Zımmiyan-ı Karaman or Karamaniyan in Turkish, and their language as Karamanlıca or Karamanlı Türkçesi.

Greek alphabet for Karamanli Turkish

Greek alphabet for Karamanli Turkish

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Sample text

Sample text in Karamanli Turkish

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Sample videos in Karamanli Turkish


Information about Karamanli Turkish

Turkic languages

Altay, Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Fuyu Kyrgyz, Gagauz, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karamanli Turkish, Kazakh, Khakas, Khalaj, Khorasani Turkic, Krymchak, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Old Turkic, Qashqai, Salar, Shor, Siberian Tatar, Soyot, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Western Yugur, Yakut

Languages written with the Greek alphabet

Arvanitic, Cypriot Arabic, Greek, Griko, Karamanli Turkish, Tsakonian

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