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Extinct: no
Family: Altaic
Branch: Turkik
Continent: Asia
Country: Turkmenistan
Region: none
Countries Where Spoken: Afghanistan, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia (Asia), Tajikistan, Turkey (Asia), USA, Uzbekistan
Countries Where Official: Turkmenistan
Native Speakers: 0
Speakers Total: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Turkmen at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Turkmen at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Turkmen: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Turkmen: 0
Three Letter Code: TCK
Summary: Some dialects differ from Teke. 50% claim a good knowledge of Russian. The so-called "Turkmen" in Syria, and possibly Iraq and Jordan, actually speak an ancient form of Turkmen; so-called "Turkmen" in Tibet may speak a different Turkic language. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. Cyrillic script. Radio programs. Sand desert, narrow oases. Agriculturalists: cotton; stock breeders: sheep; carpet weavers; traditionally pastoralists: sheep; Gas, oil workers. Sunni Muslim. Bible portions 1880-1982.

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