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Ottoman Turkish Collections in the Library of Congress

Resources for Learning Ottoman Turkish

Ottoman Turkish differs from modern Turkish in that it is written in Arabic script with many words from Arabic and Persian. Modern Turkish uses a Roman alphabet. The resources on this page are listed first for English speakers followed by those for Turkish speakers. The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

Learning Ottoman Turkish for English Speakers

Learning Ottoman Turkish for Turkish Speakers

YouTube Video of lessons focused on writing and reading Ottoman Turkish Characters narrated in Turkish.