Turkish Venezuelan

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Turkey Turkish Venezuelan Venezuela
Venezüella-Türkleri
Turco-Venezolano
Total population
30,000 [1]
0,3% of the Venezuelan population
Regions with significant populations
Caracas, Valencia, Maracay, Puerto La Cruz.
Languages
Venezuelan Spanish, Turkish
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Turkish diaspora,
Turkish Brazilian, Turkish American, Turkish Canadian

Turks in Venezuela or Turkish Venezuelans (Turkish: Venezüella Türkleri) are Turkish people who have immigrated to Venezuela. However, the term also refers to Venezuelan-born persons who have Turkish parents or who have a Turkish ancestral background. The Turkish community is largely made up of immigrants, or the descendants of immigrants, born in the Ottoman Empire before 1923, in the Republic of Turkey since then, or in neighbouring countries once part of the Ottoman Empire that still have some Turkish population.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turk of Venezuela". Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Karpat 2004, 632
  3. ^ Powell 2005, 297