Gagauz language

The Gagauz language (Gagauz dili) is a Turkic language, spoken by the Gagauz people, and the official language of Gagauzia, Republic of Moldova. It is spoken by approximately 150,000 people. There are two dialects, Bulgar Gagauzi and Maritime Gagauzi. This is a different language than Balkan Gagauz Turkish


Originally, it used the Greek script. Beginning in 1957, the Cyrillic alphabet was used. The current Gagauz script is a Latin-based alphabet, modelled after Turkish.

Cyrillic alphabet

А а Ä ä Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё
Ж ж З з И и Й й К к Л л М м Н н
О о Ö ö П п Р р С с Т т У у Ӱ ӱ
Ф ф Х х Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ъ ъ Ы ы
Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я

Latin alphabet

А а Ä ä B b C c Ç ç D d Е е F f
G g H h I ı İ i J j K k L l M m
N n O o Ö ö Р р R r S s Ş ş T t
Ţ ţ U u Ü ü V v Y y Z z


Further reading

  • Ulutaş, İsmail. 2004. Relative clauses in Gagauz syntax. Istanbul: Isis Press. ISBN 9754282838

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