The Gagauz Language Through the Prism of Gagauz Ethnic Identity

@article{Kvilinkova2013TheGL,
  title={The Gagauz Language Through the Prism of Gagauz Ethnic Identity},
  author={Elizaveta N. Kvilinkova},
  journal={Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia},
  year={2013},
  volume={52},
  pages={74 - 94}
}
  • Elizaveta N. Kvilinkova
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia
  • Folklorist-ethnographer Elizaveta N. Kvilinkova describes Gagauz language and identity practices in villages and towns of Eastern Europe and the former Ottoman Empire, with focus on former Bessarabia, today's Moldova. Drawing on archival and field data, she explains how diverse strategies of language and ethnic identification are connected with the various historical conditions that the Turkic-language-speaking Gagauz people have lived through. By stressing the context of interethnic relations… CONTINUE READING
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