Turks in Montenegro

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Turks in Montenegro
Total population
104 (2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Bar
Bijelo Polje  · Podgorica  · Tivat  · Ulcinj
Languages
Turkish
Religion
Islam
Sultan Murat II mosque in Rožaje

Turks in Montenegro, also known as Montenegrin Turks, (Turkish: Karadağ Türkleri) are ethnic Turks who form an ethnic minority in Montenegro. According to the 2011 census, there were 104 Turks living in the country, forming a minority of some 0.02% of the total population.[1]

History[edit]

In 1496 the Ottoman Empire conquered Montenegro which bequeathed a significant Turkish community due to the Ottoman colonisation process. However, in the early 1900s, after the Ottomans were defeated in the Balkan Wars, the majority of Turks along with other Muslims living in the region left their homes and migrated to Turkey.[2] Nonetheless, some of the Turkish community stayed as they could not leave the region.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Turks in Montenegro[3]
Year Turks
1961 2,392
1971 397
1981 -
1991 -
2011 104

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistical Office of Montenegro. "Population of Montenegro by sex, type of settlement, etnicity, religion and mother tongue, per municipalities". p. 7. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b Today's Zaman. "Turks in Montenegrin town not afraid to show identity anymore". Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  3. ^ Internet Library Of Serb Culture. "The Ethnic Structure of the Population in Montenegro". Retrieved 2008-10-29.