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Türkmençe, Türkmen dili, Түркменче, Түркмен дили, تورکمن ﺗﻴلی, تورکمنچه
Native to Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Stavropol krai (Russia)
Native speakers ca. 4 million  (1998)
Language family
  • Oghuz
    • Turkmen
Official status
Official language in  Turkmenistan
Linguasphere part of 44-AAB-a

Turkmen (türkmençe, türkmen dili, Cyrillic: түркменче, түркмен дили, Persian: تورکمن ﺗﻴﻠی, تورکمنچه) is the national language of Turkmenistan. It is spoken by about 7,000,000 people in Turkmenistan and by an about 380,000 more people in Northwestern Afghanistan and 500,000 in Northeastern Iran.


The leading Turkmen poet is Magtymguly Pyragy, who wrote in the 1700's.

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