Kouloughlis, also spelled Koulouglis, [2 ] Cologhlis and Qulaughlis (from Ottoman Turkish "children of servants", kuloğlu kul "servant" + oğlu "son of") was a term used during the Ottoman period to designate the creole offspring of usually Turkish men and Arab women. [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
The phrase comes from the fact that the rulers of the
Ottoman Empire conquered much of Arab world and sent Turkish people to Ottoman Algeria, Ottoman Egypt, Ottoman Libya, and Ottoman Tunisia. Unlike the Franco-Algerians ( and the pieds-noirs) North African Jews, descendants of the Kouloughlis have largely integrated into their local societies after independence.
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^ "When the French took over on 5 July 1830, most Turks (around 15,000) returned to Turkey" Language Planning and Policy in Africa - Page 40 - 2007 Read here
^ Britannica (2012), , Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Koulougli
^ Daumas 1943, 54.
^ Ruedy 2005, 39.
^ Lorcin 1999, 2.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Boyer, Pierre (1970), "Le problème Kouloughli dans la régence d'Alger", Revue de l'Occident musulman et de la Méditerranée 8: 77–94
Daumas, Eugène (1943), Women of North Africa: or "The Arab Woman", Indiana University Press, ASIN B0007ETDSY .
Lorcin, Patricia M. E. (1999), Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253217822 .
Ruedy, John Douglas (2005), Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253217822 .