Preliminary Notes on Some Krymchak Texts from the Ukrainian National Library, Kyiv

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In this article, samples of traditional Krymchak Turkic texts, mostly from the 18th century, are brought together. The texts include parts of traditional Turkic translations into the Crimean-Turkic dialect of the Krymchak Rabbanite Jews as found in their handwritten prayer books from the Ukrainian National Vernadsky Library, with parallels from the early 20th century editions; a prayer for the well-being of the Ottoman Sultan, the Crimean Khan, the Noble Ka’abah and the Enlightened Medina, the Ottoman army and fleet (the author of this prayer tried to write Ottoman Turkish); and other texts
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-820
Number of pages49
JournalKwartalnik Historii Żydów
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

With an English abstract.

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Nat︠s︡ionalʹna biblioteka Ukraïny im. V.I. Vernadsʹkoho
  • Krimchaks -- Social life and customs
  • Jews -- Ukraine -- Crimea -- History -- Sources
  • Judaism -- Prayers and devotions -- Versions
  • Jews -- Liturgy -- Texts


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