Re: CHAT Anatolian groups (was Re: question - Turco-Japanese)
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 26, 2004, 14:15|
In a message dated 11/26/2004 2:32:19 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>I know there are some Turkish communities in Greek Thrace - I assumed
>there were Greek communities in Turkish Thrace. If there are some Greek
>communities still in Anatolia despite the upheavals of the 1920s, I am
>glad to hear to know it. Do we have actual facts and figures.
A linguistics book I have mentions that 1955 census figures said there were
81,799 Greek-speakers in Turkey (and 84,759 Greek Orthodox Christians, a
category that probably overlaps a lot with Greek speakers). So, some remained after
the post-WWI population exchange. It doesn't tell me where in Turkey.
I recall that Turkish law still requires that the Orthodox Patriarch of
Constantinople be a Turkish citizen, so there must still be an Orthodox community,
and I presume they still speak Greek.
A web page tells me that "the officially recognized Greek population of
Turkey has shrunk to a small community of a few thousand people living mainly