Are Bulgarian People Turks?

Are Bulgarian Turks Gypsies?

The majority of the estimated 200,000-400,000 Muslim Romani tend to identify themselves as ethnic Turks, some deny their origin, or identify as Bulgarians. The demographic collapse in Bulgaria affects only ethnic groups other than the Romani.


Province Romani population (2011 census) %
Total 325,343 4.87%

What nationality is a Turk?

The Turkish people, or simply the Turks, (Turkish: Türkler) are the world’s largest Turkic ethnic group; they speak various dialects of the Turkish language and form a majority in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.

What race is Bulgaria?

Main ethnic groups of the population in Bulgaria are: Bulgarians, Turks and Romi (Gypsies). Ethnic Bulgarians in Republic of Bulgaria make up 84.8% of the population and the remaining part is represented by the minority groups: Turks 8.8% and Gypsies 4.9%.

Do Turkish people understand Bulgarians?

The official language of Bulgaria is Bulgarian, which is spoken natively by 85% of the country’s population.

2011 Census.

Native language Number of speakers Percentage of respondents
Bulgarian 5,659,024 85.20%
Turkish 605,802 9.12%
Romani 281,217 4.23%
Russian 15,808 0.24%

Are Bulgaria and Turkey allies?

Turkey and Bulgaria are two friendly, neighborly and allied countries. With Bulgaria embracing democracy and free market economy relations have developed, high level visits between the two countries have increased. Turkey has supported the integration of Bulgaria with Euro-Atlantic structures.

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