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Indigenous Communities from Uzbekistan

Crimean Turkish |

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Crimean Turkish
Indigenous Group Crimean Turkish (Also known as: Crimean Tatar)
Location Uzbekistan, Crimea, Large Diaspora in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Western Europe and North America.
Estimated Population 189,000 (1993, SIL International)
Environment Urban / Rural
Lifestyle Sedentary / Displaced
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Crimean Turkish
Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Southern
Alternate Names: Crimean Tatar

Dialects: Northern Crimean (Crimean Nogai, Steppe Crimean), Central Crimean, Southern Crimean
Website URLs Wikipedia: The Crimean Tatars
Ethnologue: Crimean Turkish, A language of Uzbekistan
Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People
Crimean Tatars: Crimean Tatars struggle to leave Uzbekistan
Crimean Tatars Home Page (SOTA)
NGOs Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
International Committee for Crimea
Rebirth of Crimea Foundation
Crimean Tatar Initiative
EvlC"d Charitable Organization
The Yashliq Cultural Center
League of Crimean Tatar Women
Zaman:Young Journalists Club
Teachers Council
Foundation for Naturalization and Human Rights
Foundation for Research and Support of the Indigenous Peoples of Crimea
The Marama Association
Emel: Parents Committee
The Yashliq Youth Center
Zincirli Medrese Association
Researchers Notes Stalin deported majority of the Crimean Turkish from the southern shore of the Crimean Peninsula on 18 May 1944 to the central Asian republics, primarily Uzbekistan. 46% of the resettled population died of diseases and malnutrition. Today, more than 250,000 Crimean Tatars have returned to their homeland, struggling to re-establish their lives and reclaim their national and cultural rights against many social and economic obstacles.

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