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|"Ottoman Turkish": 1,565 (2001 census) |
"Bulgarian-Turkish": 91 (2001 census)
Turkish citizens: 2,500 (2015 est.)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Budapest, Pécs, Siklos|
|Turkish · Hungarian|
The Turks in Hungary, also referred to as Hungarian Turks, (Hungarian: Magyarországi törökök Turkish: Macaristan Türkleri) refers to ethnic Turks living in Hungary. The Turkish people first began to migrate predominately from Anatolia during the Ottoman rule of Hungary (1541-1699). A second wave of Ottoman-Turkish migration occurred in the late 19th century when relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire improved; most of these immigrants settled in Budapest. Moreover, there has also been a recent migration of Turks from the Republic of Turkey, as well as other post-Ottoman states (such as Bulgaria).
Most Hungarian Turks are bilingual and can speak Turkish and Hungarian. Moreover, due to the Ottoman rule during the 16th-17th centuries, the Turkish language has also influenced greater Hungarian society; today, there are still numerous Turkish loanwords in the Hungarian language.
|Cebimde çok küçük elma var||Zsebemben sok kicsi alma van||There are many small apples in my pocket.|
The Turkish people, alongside the Arabs, make up the majority of the Muslim population in Hungary. Several Ottoman-Turkish historical mosques are used by the Muslim community, including the Yakovali Hassan Pasha Mosque in Pécs, and the Malkoch Bey Mosque in Siklos.
According to the 2001 census, 2,711 inhabitants declared their language under the "Turkish language family", of which, the majority (57.73%) stated that they belonged to the "Ottoman Turkish" ethnicity (1,565). Furthermore, 12 individuals declared to be "Turk" and 91 "Bulgarian-Turkish" (see Bulgarian Turks); the rest declared other Turkic ethnicities. In the 2011 census 5,209 inhabitants declared themselves under "Török nyelvek" ("Turkish languages"); however, the publication does not show the distinction between different Turkic groups.
In addition, there is also approximately 2,500 recent Turkish immigrants from Turkey living in Hungary.
In 2005 the Turkish community, alongside ethnic Hungarian Muslims, established "The Dialogue Platform". By 2012, a new Turkish cultural association the "Gül Baba Turkish-Hungarian Cultural Association" was established in Szentendre, near Budapest.
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