TransAnatolie Welcomes You  to TurkeyExplore Turkey via TransAnatolie Tour

 

 

 

En  Fr  De  Nl  Be  Tr

Maturidi ] Farabi ] Ahmet Yesevi ] [ Kâşgarlı Mahmut ] Mevlana ] Haci Bektas ] Yunus Emre ] Ömer Hayyam ] Nasreddin Hoca ] Neyzen Tevfik ] Ali Kuşçu ] The Architect Sinan ] Piri Reis ]
Kâşgarlı Mahmut

 

Up

Kâşgarlı MahmutKâşgarlı Mahmut

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced 2008 as "The Kâşgarlı Mahmut Year" in Turkey.

   
Linguist, lexicographer, ethnographer and the first Turkish cartographer of Turkic dialects, Kâşgarlı Mahmut was among the prominent names of Turkish cultural history. Kâşgarlı Mahmut –whose full name is Mahmut bin Hüseyin bin Muhammet (also transcripted as Mahmud al-Kashgari)- was born in Kâşgar, East Turkestan, which is within the borders of present day China. Actually, there is no substantial information on the dates of his birth and death. Many of the researchers claim that he was born in 1008, but there are various claims regarding the date of his birth saying that he died in 1075, 1090, or 1105.

Mahmut’s most famous work is the first Turkish encyclopedic dictionary entitled "Divân-ü Lügâti't-Türk." The work was compiled in 1074, and presented to Abbasid Caliph El-Muktedi Billâh in Baghdad. The fate of the original handwritten copy is not known but in 1226, a person called Muhammet made a copy of Mahmut’s work in Iranian village of Save. This very same copy was coincidentally found at a book shop in İstanbul in 1910 and was placed under protection. In his book, Mahmut tried to prove the richness of Turkish language and its value besides Arabic and Persian.

Kâşgarlı Mahmut also gave detailed information in his work on Turkish proverbs, idioms, ballads and specially rhymed Turkish poems (quatrains) known as "mani" which may be compared to the Japanese "haiku" both semantically and in form.

Given the fact that Divân-ü Lügâti't-Türk was a book telling of Turkish heroism, nobility, and the discoveries handed down to the future generations, we can say Mahmut by bequeathing this work to us laid the foundations of modern Turcology.

With the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the birth of Kâşgarlı Mahmut, UNESCO, aims to encourage further research on Kâşgarlı Mahmut’s significance and major contribution to Turkish culture and language.
 
   
   

TransAnatolie Tour

 

 

 

 

Home ] Up ]

Mail to  info[at]transanatolie.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1997 TransAnatolie. All rights reserved.
Last modified: 2016-08-27
 
Explore the Worlds of Ancient Anatolia and Modern Turkey by TransAnatolie Tour: Ancient Anatolia Explorer, Asia Minor Explorer, Turkey Explorer; Cultural Tour Operator, Biblical Tour Operator, Turkish Destinations, Cultural Tours to Turkey, Biblical Tours to Turkey, Health and Cultural Tours to Turkey, Thermal, Thalasso Holidays in Turkey,  Archaeological Tours to Turkey, Historical Tours to Turkey, Cultural Heritage Tours to Turkey, Cultural Tours to Turkey, Hobby Eco and Nature Tours Holidays to Turkey,  Beach and Plateau Holidays in Tuirkey, Anatolian Civilizations, Ancient Cultural Museums in Turkey, Top Turkish Museums, Museums in Turkey, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Istanbul Archeological Museum, Ephesus Museum, Mevlana Museum, Topkapi Museum, Museum of Topkapi Palace, Turkish Cities, Turkish Destinations, Ancient Cities in Turkey, Ancient Anatolian Cities, Turkey in Brief, Turkish Culture, Turks, Turkish Language, Turkish Philosophers....Circuits culturels en Turquie, Excurcions en Turquie, Vacances en Turquie, Circuits de Culture en Turquie, Circuits de Croyance en Turquie, Turquie, Villes Antiques en Turquie, Musees en Turquie, Empires Turcs, Revolution de Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turquie d'Ataturk, Culturele Tours in Turkije, Rondreizen in Turkije, Reizen naar Turkije, Culturele Rondreizen naar Turkije, Vakanties in Turkije, Groepsreizen naar Turkije, Turkije, Turkse  Geschiedenis, Geschiedenis van Turkije, Oude Steden in Turkije, Oude Beschavingen, Oude Anatolische Beschavingen, Turkse Steden, Turkse Musea, Musea in Turkije, Turkse Steden, Overzicht van Turkije, Turkije in het Kort, Turks, Turkse Taal, Turkse Gescheidenis, Osmaanse Rijk, Ottamaanse Rijk, Gezondheid Tours Vakanties in Turkije, Geloof Tours in Turkije, Culturele Tour Operator, Turkije Specialist 
 
The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies