Is this Turkish?

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Is this Turkish?

Postby Woods » 2017-09-23, 11:07

Is this song sung in Turkish?

I've heard it before, but can't figure out where. Can you help recognise the song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL9VQRwY-DY

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Re: Is this Turkish?

Postby eskandar » 2017-09-23, 16:35

It's not in Turkish, but Nogai, a Turkic language distantly related to Turkish. The song is "Dombira" by Arslanbek Sultanbekov.
Please correct my mistakes in any language.

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Re: Is this Turkish?

Postby Woods » 2017-09-23, 20:11

Many thanks! I love the song :)

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Re: Is this Turkish?

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-09-23, 20:12

Indeed, it's in Nogai, which is much more closely related to Kazakh than to Turkish. Sultanbekov is from Karachay-Cherkessia just north of Abkhazia, so a bit more specifically, it's probably in the Aqnogai/White Nogai/Western Nogai variety.


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