Approximate Language/Identity Shift in Anatolia between 500BC – 1500 AD – interesting

7 Feb

Anybody have any theories on why the Iranian plateau didn’t become as thoroughly Turkish-speaking as Anatolia did? Same conditions of Turkic dynasties ruling over non-Turkic populations (according to these maps the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum must have continued to be largely Greek-speaking). If anything Iran is even closer to an already Turkified Transoxania…


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