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  • Apr 01, 2012
  • 12:09 PM

Turkey’s Laz community demands protection of cultural, linguistic rights

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The majority of Laz have immigrated to urban areas in western Turkey in the last 20 years. The families that still speak Laz only do so among adults in informal situations. This means that the younger generations fail to fully acquire the language. Laz, which has no official status or support in Turkey, is therefore under threat of extinction.

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