Ottoman Turkish language facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOttoman Turkish
|Era||c. 15th century - developed into Modern Turkish in 1928|
Old Anatolian Turkish
|Writing system||Arabic and Persian alphabets|
|Official language in||Cretan State
Emirate of Jabal Shammar
Khedivate of Egypt
Provisional National Government of the Southwestern Caucasus
Provisional Government of Western Thrace
Turkish Provisional Government
Turkey (Until 1928)
Ottoman Turkish or the Ottoman language (لسان عثمانى Lisân-ı Osmânî) (also known as تركچه Türkçe or تركی Türkî, "Turkish"), is a type of Turkish language that was used in the Ottoman Empire between the 13th and 20th centuries. It was heavily influenced by Arabic and Persian. It was written in the Arabic and Persian alphabets. When the Ottoman Empire was at its most powerful, Arabic and Persian words made up to 88% of its vocabulary. Words of Arabic origins heavily outnumbered native Turkish words.
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