The National Corpus of the Crimean Tatar Language will be created in Ukraine


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In Ukraine, the National Corpus of the Crimean Tatar Language (NCCTL) will be created in the format of an online platform. That has been announced on the website of the Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

The platform will function as an open library of educational and scientific material of the Crimean Tatar language.


“Online platform aims to become a powerful tool for students, scientists, researchers, teachers and other range of stakeholders who want to learn the language of the Crimean Tatars,” the website reports.


The arranged corpus will contain Crimean Tatar texts of diverse genres with a broad range of word searches according to various parameters. In particular, the website will be filled with scientific articles, monographs, fiction, biography and other kinds of literature, newspaper journalism.


In the long run, the corpus should reach more than 1 million word usages.


“UNESCO classifies the Crimean Tatar language as an endangered one. We must make efforts to preserve the language, culture and identity of the indigenous people of Ukraine – Crimean Tatars,” Rustem Umierov, the deputy of Verkhovna Rada, stated.


The project will be created within the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of the Crimean Tatar Language for 2022-2032. It will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Reintegration, Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, the youth public organization QIRI’M YOUNG with the support of the program E-Governance for Accountability and Participation (EGAP) implemented by the Eastern Europe foundation.


As is known, the Crimean Tatar Language is officially made a transition to the Latin alphabet. In 2018, a Crimean Tatar online translator was created in Ukraine.


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