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Anatolian groups (was Re: question - Turco-Japanese)

From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 23, 2004, 19:57
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From: Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: question - Turco-Japanese (a thought experiment for the group

> Rodlox/Andreas wrote: > > > Quoting Rodlox <Rodlox@...>:
> For a conquering group's language/culture to be adopted by the defeated > group, seems to require that the conqueror's qualities are perceived
> as "superior" and desirable. > > Or else perhaps, simply overwhelming numbers-- as the Turks in Anatolia.
> note again, the Ottoman-dominated peoples of the Balkans, Arab world and > Persia never adopted the Turkish language to any large degree. > > Something that has always intrigued me about Anatolia-- what happened to
> the Greek- (and perhaps other-)speaking people who were there before the > Turks came? Did their languages have no effect on Turkish??Only the > Armenians seem to have survived.
Cappadocia (central) and Pontus (north coast) regions of Anatolia had sizable Greek Orthodox populations throughout the Ottoman era (and Seljuk and Beylik periods). eastern Anatolia had the Kurds. not sure if the Alevi, Laz, and Azeri arrived with the Turks or not.