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Turkmen (Latin script: türkmençe, türkmen tili, Cyrillic: түркменче, түркмен дили, Perso-Arabic: تورکمن ﺗﻴﻠی ,تورکمنچه; an aa Trukhmen) is the name o the naitional leid o Turkmenistan. It is spoken bi approximately 3,000,000 fowk in Turkmenistan, an bi an additional approximately 380,000 in northwastren Afghanistan an 500,000 in northeastren Iran.[2]

Türkmençe, türkmen dili,
Түркменче, түркмен дили,
تۆرکمن ديلی ,تۆرکمنچه
Native tae Turkmenistan, Roushie, Iraq, Iran, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan
Ethnicity Turkmens
Native speakers
6.7 million (2009–2015)e21
Latin (Turkmen alphabet), Cyrillic, Arabic
Turkmen Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 tk
ISO 639-2 tuk
ISO 639-3 tuk
Glottolog turk1304[1]
Linguasphere pairt o 44-AAB-a
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  1. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Turkmen". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. Hendrik Boeschoten. 1998. "The Speakers of Turkic Languages," The Turkic Languages (Routledge, pp. 1-15
    The group kent as "Iraqi Turkmen" are actually speakers o Sooth Azeri an no aw tribes that are called "Turkmen" in northeastren Iran are speakers o Turkmen; mony are speakers o Khorasani Turkic.