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Yakut

Yakut (cаха тыла), also called Sakha, is a member of the Northern Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Its closest relatives are Shor, Tuva and Dolgan. Yakut is spoken mainly in the Sakha Republic ( formerly Yakut Autonomous Republic) of the Russian Federation near the Arctic Ocean, in a sparsely populated area of 1.2 million square miles with 1 million inhabitants. It is also used by ethnic ...Full Article

Tatar

Tatar (Tatar tele, Tatarça, Татар теле, Татарча) belongs to the Western Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Its  closest relatives are Bashkir (Bashkort) and Chulym. It is not the same language as Crimean Tatar (Ethologue).There ...Full Article

Bashkort (Bashkir)

Bashkort (башҡорт теле) or Bashkir,  belongs to the Western Uralian group of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Its closest relatives are Chulym and Tatar. It is primarily spoken by ethnic Bashkirs in the Republic of ...Full Article

Turkic Branch

Turkic languages constitute a branch of the Altaic language family. They are a group of closely related languages spoken by people spread across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and ...Full Article

Tungusic Languages

Tungusic (Manchu-Tungus) languages belong to the Altaic family together with the Turkic and Mongolian language groups, and possibly with Korean and Japanese. They spoken by fewer than 80,000 people scattered across a vast region of central and eastern ...Full Article

Uzbek

Uzbek (O‘zbek tili/O’zbekcha, Ўзбек тили, أۇزبېك ﺗﻴﻠی) is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Uzbek is a macrolanguage that consists of two distantly related languages: Northern and Southern Uzbek. They are ...Full Article

Uyghur

Uyghur ( Уйғурчә, ئۇيغۇر تىلى‎, Uyƣur tili, Уйғур тили), also known as Uighur, Uygur, Uigur, Weiwuer, is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. It is spoken by 10.1 million people ...Full Article

Turkmen

Turkmen (түркмен) belongs to the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. It is included in the southern group of the Turkic branch along with Turkish and Azerbaijani. There are 3.4 million speakers of Turkmen ...Full Article

Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz (Kyrgyz tili, Кыргыз тили) is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. The earliest reference to the Kyrgyz people, who were living in the Upper Yenisey region in north-central Mongolia, ...Full Article

Korean

Korean (Hankukmal 한국어/조선말) is the language of the Korean peninsula in northeast Asia. It is believed that the ancestors of the Korean people arrived in the Korean peninsula and in Manchuria around 4,000 BC. They displaced, ...Full Article
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