Collection Description

Brief Culture Description

Culture Name

Turkmens

Culture Description

The majority of Turkmens in Central Asia live in Turkmenistan. They speak a Turkic language that is close to the languages of Turkey and Azerbaijan. The traditional Turkmen economy is divided between agriculturalists and pastoralists. Turkmens are predominantly Sunni Muslims.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

Afghanistan

Iran

Iraq

Kazakhstan

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

OWC Code

RM02

Collection Information

Number of Documents

1

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Number of Pages

10

Collection Overview

The Turkmens file consists only of this culture summary. This article was published originally in the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 6, Russia and Eurasia/China, 1994. Paul Friedrich and Norma Diamond, eds. Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall & Co.

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