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Religious Language of a Belarusian Tatar Kitab: A Cultural Monument of Islam in Europe / With a Latin-Script Transliteration of the British Library Tatar Belarusian Kitab (or 13010) on CD-ROM

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Religious Language of a Belarusian Tatar Kitab: A Cultural Monument of Islam in Europe / With a Latin-Script Transliteration of the British Library Tatar Belarusian Kitab (or 13010) on CD-ROM - Akiner, Shirin, Professor
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Tatars from the Golden Horde settled in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th-16th centuries. By descent they were Turco-Mongols, by religion Muslim. Within a few generations they lost their native language(s) and spoke only Belarusian and Polish. In order to record and hand on the essentials of their faith they translated essential religious works into Belarusian Polish. These languages were normally written in the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets - 'Christian' scripts and so unsuitable for Islamic texts. The Tatars ...

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Religious Language of a Belarusian Tatar Kitab: A Cultural Monument of Islam in Europe / With a Latin-Script Transliteration of the British Library Tatar Belarusian Kitab (or 13010) on CD-ROM 2009, Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden

ISBN-13: 9783447030274

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