OT Religion and language in Ottoman empire (question -Turco-Japanese)
|Date:||Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 8:59|
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> > Roger Mills wrote:
> > > Something that has always intrigued me about Anatolia-- what happenedto
> > > the Greek- (and perhaps other-)speaking people who were there beforethe
> > > Turks came? Did their languages have no effect on Turkish??Only the
> > > Armenians seem to have survived.
> > They probably converted to Islam and hence to Turkish.
> > In most cases in the Ottoman empire preserving ones language
> > and preserving ones religion went hand in hand. Converting
> > OTOH meant total conversion -- religiously, linguistically
> > and culturally. The main exceptions are the Bosnian and
> > Albanian muslims,
> what about the Laz, Kurds, and Assyrians?