|Native to||Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia|
|(330,000 cited 1993)|
|Latin script, Cyrillic alphabet|
Balkan Gagauz, also known as Balkan Turkic and Rumelian, is a Turkic language spoken in European Turkey, in Dulovo and the Deliorman area in Bulgaria, and in the Kumanovo and Bitola areas of the Republic of Macedonia. Dialects include Gajal, Gerlovo Turk, Karamanli, Kyzylbash, Surguch, Tozluk Turk, Yuruk, and Macedonian Gagauz. Although it is mutually intelligible with both Gagauz and Turkish to a considerable degree, it is usually classified as a separate language due to foreign influences from neighboring languages spoken in the Balkans.
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