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The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy$
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Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774163975

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.001.0001

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Turks and the Turkish Language in the Egyptian Army

Turks and the Turkish Language in the Egyptian Army

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(p.99) 4 Turks and the Turkish Language in the Egyptian Army
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The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy
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Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0006

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

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