Turkish Language

Some of these Turkic peoples are the dominant population in their own independent countries, including the Republic of Turkey and the Turkic republics in Central Asia. Others have their own autonomous regions within Russia and China.

Other countries with substantial Turkic-speaking populations include Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Bulgaria, and Greece. The total number of speakers within this family may be estimated at between 150 to 170 million, with Turkish speakers by far the largest at about 75 million.