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Turkmen Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites Because font sites come and go on the Internet, the best service SEELRC can provide its users is this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.

Introductions

Flag of Turkmenistan; more on flag and symbols; Anthem (words) Anthem (music)

Map of Turkmenistan and Quick Facts; More Maps

UCLA Language Profile - Turkmen

Turkmenistan Images

Famous Turkmen

Turkmen Cuisine

Turkmen Music, More

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Turkmenistan Links to primary Turkmen language search engines and gateways.

Turkmenistan Chaihana Website of the Peace Corps Friends of Turkmenistan with links to photographs, journals, essays and information. Very extensive Turkmenistan links site.

REESWeb - Search Turkmenistan Do a "search keyword" for "Turkmenistan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Turkmenistan Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

Yahoo - Regional, Countries Links - Turkmenistan Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Turkmen International Homepage Links to great writers, horses, art, music, etc.

Turkmenistan: All Interesting Facts and Information Links to economy and education, history, culture, business, environment, etc.

DMOZ Open Directory - Turkmenistan Extensive resources page, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.

Google.com Search - Pre-set for Turkmen The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Turkmen language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Turkmen fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Turkmenistan "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) AATT, "founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. In 1993, the members voted to expand and include all languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects."

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies "The Association represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Turkmen From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Turkmen language.

Turkmenistan: Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning.

Colleges and Universities - Turkmenistan Another link site to institutions of higher learning.

Language Materials

Turkmen Language- Wikipedia General article with examples and external links.

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Turkmen," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display.

DLIFLC - Field Support Modules - Turkmen Familiarization Includes: Cultural Orientation, 15 common phrases, basic language guide and more.

Orientaal's links to Turkic languages - Turkmen Some rare finds in this language resource site.

Turkmen Writing System Basic introduction to Turkmen alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

UCLA Language Materials Profiles - Turkmen Each Language Profile includes information about the historical, cultural, and social roots of the language, a map showing where the language is spoken, basic facts about the grammar, writing systems, and history of the language, and a wealth of other sociolinguistic information. Each page also includes contains links to the LMP citations for that language and a list of websites of interest to teachers and learners of the language.

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Turkmen Large list of links to Turkmen language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare.

Google.com Search - Preset for Turkmen The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Turkmen language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Turkmen fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Turkmen Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries

Turkmen - English Online Dictionary Very basic but it works.

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Turkmenistan Links to online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news portal.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Turkmenistan Slim selection of national newspapers.

TvRadioWorld - Turkmenistan About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Turkmen News Service Latest news reports in English and Turkmen.

Yahoo! News - Turkmenistan Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

History, Culture, Religion

WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia - Turkmenistan Large index to sites related to Central Asian countries.

Wikipedia - History of Turkmenistan Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.

Turkmen History History of the land, civilizations, and peoples of what is now modern Turkmenistan.

Wikipedia - Culture of Turkmenistan Short article - which will grow over time.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Turkmenistan Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Country Studies

Wikipedia - Turkmenistan Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources.

Turkmenistan - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

DLIFLC - Turkmenistan in Perspective Online familiarization course. Chapters include: Country Profile, Geography, History, Economy, Society, and Security; also has an End-ofCourse Test/Assessment.

CIA World Factbook - Turkmenistan Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Turkmenistan Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Turkmenistan Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Turkmenistan Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Central Asia: Turkmenistan "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Turkmenistan About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Turkmenistan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Turkmenistan Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Turkmenistan Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Turkmenistan The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Turkmenistan Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Still coming into being for some countries.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Turkmenistan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.