On Translation of the Bible in Kipchak
(53rd Annual Meeting of the PIAC, St. Petersburg 2010)
The Bible translated into the various foreign languages has also Turkish translations. For the first time, the Bible was translated into Crimean Tatar language in the beginning of the 14th century and subsequently to the Ottoman, Kipchak (Tatar, Karachay Balkar, Kumyk etc.) and Turkey Turkish. In this study, the translation of the Bible into Astrakhan Tatar in American Bible Society Library will be presented and then the grammatical features of the text will be emphasized. The text, written in Arabic letters and published in Astrakhan in 1820, is quite attractive in terms of morphological features and vocabulary. In this paper, the typical grammatical features and vocabulary of the Bible in Astrakhan Tatar language will be drawn attention.