Ottoman Turkish language facts for kids
|لسان عثمانى lisân-ı Osmânî|
|Era||Reformed into Modern Turkish in 1928|
Old Anatolian Turkish
|Writing system||Ottoman Turkish alphabet|
|Official language in||Cretan State
Khedivate of Egypt
Provisional National Government of the Southwestern Caucasus
Provisional Government of Western Thrace
Turkish Provisional Government
Ottoman Turkish //, or the Ottoman language (لسان عثمانى Lisân-ı Osmânî) (also known as تركچه Türkçe or تركی Türkî, "Turkish"), is the variety of the Turkish language that was used in the Ottoman Empire bewteen the 13th and 20th centuries. It was heavily influenced by Arabic and Persian. It was written in the Ottoman Turkish alphabet. When the Ottoman Empire was at its most powerful, Persian and Arabic words made up to 88% of its vocabulary. Words of Arabic origins heavily outnumbered native Turkish words.
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