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AHISKA TÜRKLERİNİN DÜĞÜN TERMİNOLOJİSİ
THE WEDDING TERMINOLOGY OF AHISKA TURKS

Author(s): Esmina DURSUN
Subject(s): Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Evaluation research, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Turkish language
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Ahiska Turks; the wedding terminology; Turkish language;

Summary/Abstract: Ahiska is an old Turkish homeland that has remained within the borders of today’s Georgia. It is located in the east of Turkey’s Kars, Erzurum and Ardahan provinces. In 1944, during the second World War, the Turks living in this old geography, consisting of five towns and villages known as Adıgön, Ahiska, Ahilkelek, Aspinza and Bogdanovka, were exiled by resolution of the Soviet Socialist Republics. With this exile, they were dispatched to villages in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Today, the Turks of Ahiska are scattered across many countries because of their forced or voluntary migration from these countries to other territories. However, this disintegration hasn't disrupted the tradional family and cultural structure of the community which they continue to preserve. Ahiska traditions and customs that are intensively represented in wedding rituals continue to survive. In this context, this study attempts to provide a systematic record of the Ahiskas’ wedding terminology while it is still alive and extant.

  • Issue Year: 17/2019
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 27-40
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Turkish