Intercultural interactions is maybe as old as the history of mankind. One of the languages that most interact with other world languages is Turkish. Migration and conquest movements of the Turks into Indian subcontinent and South Asia nearly cover a period of 2,500 years. During this time, the Turks and Turkish language in India were in interaction with the local languages and the public. Today, five major languages (Urdu, Punjabi, Sindj, Pashto, Beluchish) are spoken by more than 1 billion people in northwestern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. In addition, vocabulary and idioms/proverbs and sayings in the 50 volumes of 33 different dictionaries were scanned and their equivalents were scanned in 13 different Turkish dictionaries on related Turks & Turkic tribes. As a result of our scans, 70 words pass along with their variants in 108 times. Among these 70 words, there are also 24 different names of Turkic tribes. The fact that the names of 22 Turkish tribes in Urdu are found in Urdu dictionaries is a significant indication that the Turks have strongly influenced the Urdu spoken geography during history. Twelve different proverbs were found as 16 times. Our study is important in terms of scanning the words -Related Turks- in Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Beluchish for the first time. We define South Asia is where above said languages spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. In our study, positive or negative words about Turks in South Asian languages, metaphors, idioms and proverbs related to Turks are found and evaluated. It has seen that the Turkish image is in South Asian languages immediately positive.
Turkish Loanwords in Foreign Languages, Urdu, Turks in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi