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Turks and the Turkish Language in the Egyptian Army

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9789774163975
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781617971051 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0006
Turks and the Turkish Language in the Egyptian Army

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While the upper officers in Muhammad Ali’s army spoke Turkish, the majority of the Egyptian soldiers spoke only Arabic. Schools were founded to train Egyptian officers, using textbooks translated into Turkish from European languages, as Muhammad Ali based his military reforms on European models. Turkish military vocabulary was introduced into Egyptian Arabic.

Keywords: military; Turkish language; publishing

Chapter.  5267 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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