Monday, May 31, 2010
Kalmuk hem Nogai Tatar etchings
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Crimean Tatarman blog
Stalin attempted to destroy Crimean Tatars forever.
I recently read a biography of Stalin and it seems that his father would regularly beat the shit out of him. These formative lessons were not soon forgotten.
Russia and Tatarstan
Russia and Tatarstan.
At a Crossroads of History. (in English)
This excellent summary is published under the auspices of the Institute for History of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences
Monday, May 24, 2010
Kirim - Nogay - Tatar - Yemekleri
This site is very thorough and all sorts of stuff we've never seen before.
We'd like to taste all of these. Incredible pictures.
Written in Turkish
Abu Mansur Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Lyrics from Zuhre Ebe
Александр Куприн и Амирхан Еники
Tatar Geneology - Penza archive
This page is about a book written by
Авторы — И.А.Абдуллин.
Author —I. A. Abdullin
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tatar (tatarça / татарча / تاتارچا)
Tatar is a Turkic language with about 7 million speakers in Russian republic of Tatarstan, and also in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkey (Europe), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, USA and Uzbekistan.
Tatar has been written with a number of different alphabets: before the 9th century AD it was written with the Orkhon alphabet; then with a version of the Arabic alphabet until 1920. A modified version of the Arabic alphabet known as Yaña imlâ or new orthography was used between 1920 and 1927. Since then it has been with the Cyrillic alphabet and a number of versions of the Latin alphabet.
Arabic alphabet for Tatar
Tatar was written using the variant of the Arabic alphabet shown below from the 9th century until 1920.
Latin alphabet for Tatar (Jaŋalif)
Between 1927 and 1939 Tatar was written with the version of the Latin alphabet shown below.
Cyrillic alphabet for Tatar (татар әлифбасы)
In 1939 the Cyrillic alphabet was imposed by Stalin. Stalin wanted to discourage contact between the Turkic republics and Turkey and worried about the development of alliances which might undermine the authority of the Soviet Union.
2001 Latin alphabet for Tatar (tatar әlifbası)
In 2001 the authorities in Tatarstan decided to switch back to the modified version of Latin alphabet to write Tatar.
Sample text in Tatar in the Cyrillic alphabet
Барлык кешеләр дә азат һәм үз абруйлары һәм хокуклары ягыннан тиң бупып туапар. Аларга акыл һәм вөҗдан бирелгән һәм бәр-бәрсенә карата туганнарча мөнасәбәттә булырга тиешләр.
Sample Tatar text in the Latin alphabet (Zamanälif)
Barlıq keşelär dä azat häm üz abruyları häm xoquqları yağınnan tiñ bulıp tualar. Alarğa aqıl häm wöcdan birelgän häm ber-bersenä qarata tuğannarça mönasäbättä bulırğa tieşlär
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Corrections provided by Reşat Sabiq
Details of the various Tatar alphabets
Official Web-site of the Republic of Tatarstan (in Tatar, Russian and English)
Online Tatar news and radio
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