The Historical Development of Caramanian Literature Caramanians who lived particularly in the inner part of Anatolia, in Karaman, Konya and Kayseri (Cappadocia) were Orthodox Christian Turks. The German traveler Hans Dernschwam who visited İstabul and Anadolu betwen the years 1553-1555 was the first person to record the existance of Turkish speaking Christians who were called Caramanos. They were sent to Greece according to the population exchange agreement signed between Turkey and Greece in 1923. Caramanians have a rich history of written literature. Some of the publications were inscriptions and many of them were printed. Their language was Turkish and written in Greek alphabet. Much of Caramanian literature was consists of the translations from other languages. In this paper, Caramanian Literature will be handled in light of its historical development.
Turkish language, Caramanian Turkish, Caramanian literature