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Turkish has several dialects
1.       Roswitha
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 17 Oct 2008 Fri 05:55 pm

The Turkish dialects can be divided into two major groups: Western dialect(s) and Eastern dialects (Grimes 1992). Of the major Turkish dialects, Danubian appears to be the only member of the Western group. The following dialects make up the Eastern group: Eskisehir, Razgrad, Dinler, Rumelian, Karamanli, Edirne, Gaziantep, and Urfa. There are some other classifications that distinguish the following dialect groups: South-western, Central Anatolia, Eastern, Rumelian, and Kastamonu dialects (Comrie 199. Modern standard Turkish is based on the Istanbul dialect of Anatolian (Comrie 199.

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