Definitions

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  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Gagauzia, the Gagauz people, or the Gagauz language.
  • n. A person from Gagauzia or of Gagauz descent.
  • proper n. The language of Gagauzia and the Gagauz people.

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Examples

  • They're called Gagauz, and they now have their own autonomous republic of Gagauzia within Moldova. "

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • But local minorities of Russians and Turkish-speaking Gagauz vowed to vote for the union anyway; they view Moscow as a guardian of their autonomy from Moldovans.

    Which Side Are You On?

  • Languages: Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

    Moldova

  • Ethnic groups: Moldovan/Romanian 78.2%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1.3% (2004 census) note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region

    Moldova

  • TurkeyTurkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian note: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the European part of Turkey

    Languages

  • MoldovaMoldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

    Languages

  • MoldovaMoldovan/Romanian 78.2%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1.3% (2004 census) note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region

    Ethnic groups

  • Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian note: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the European part of Turkey

    Turkey

  • The modern speakers of Turkic languages in this area speak either Turkish (and are there because of the Ottoman empire) or Gagauz (which is Oghuz, i.e. the same subgroup of Turkic that Turkic belongs to).

    languagehat.com: DJAGFAR TARIHI.

  • Romania has had more than enough trouble with its minorities; it might not be such a good idea to add to them the Ukrainians, Cossacks, Gagauz (Christianized Turks), Great Russians, Lipovani (Russian sectarians), and Bulgars of Moldova, some of whom are today opposing with arms the Romanian-speaking majority and its exclusivist government.

    Democracy in Romania?

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