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Turkey

Turkey Language Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Languages Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian; note: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the European part of Turkey 2008
Languages > Note there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the European part of Turkey 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.289 2009 124th out of 200
Major language(s) Turkish (official), Kurdish 2013
Romani > Gypsy language > % of Romani who speak Romani 70% 2000 24th out of 29
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 280,000 2000 6th out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 4.43 2000 12th out of 30
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 70% 2000 25th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 280,000 2000 5th out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 4.43 2000 12th out of 29

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.; Wikipedia: Romani language; Wikipedia: Romani language. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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Turkey Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3