Abkhaz people in Turkey

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Abkhaz people in Turkey
Türkiye'deki Abazalar
Total population
39,000 – 500,000 [1][2][3][4]
Regions with significant populations
Düzce, Sakarya
Languages
Abkhaz, Turkish
Religion
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Circassians in Turkey

The Abkhaz people in Turkey refers to citizens and denizens of Turkey who are, or descend from, ethnic Abkhaz people who originate in Abkhazia.

Numbers[edit]

In the census of 1965, 4,563 Turkish citizens spoke Abkhaz as mother language; 280 of these spoke only Abkhaz. Another 7,556 spoke as second best language.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abkhaz. Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version
  2. ^ (2009) Abkhazia Seeking Turkish Recognition of Independence
  3. ^ (2009) ABKHAZIA’S DIASPORA: DREAMING OF HOME
  4. ^ Chirikba 2003 p8