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Gagauzia

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(4.1/5 based on 20 reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums
Gagaúzia, formally known as the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia , is an autonomous region of Moldova. Its name comes from the Gagauz people.HistoryAccording to some theories, the Gagauz people descend from the Seljuq Turks that settled in Dobruja, or from Pechenegs, Uz (Oghuz) and Cuman (Kipchak) people that followed the Anatolian Seljuq Sultan Izzeddin Keykavus II (1236–1276). More specifically, one clan of Oghuz Turks migrated to the Balkans during the inter-tribal conflicts with other Turks. This Oghuz Turk clan converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity after settling in the Eastern Balkans (in Bulgaria) and were called Gagauz Turks. A large group of the Gagauz later left Bulgaria and settled in southern Bessarabia, along with a group of ethnic Bulgarians.According to other theories Gagauz are descendants of linguistically Turkified Kutrigur Bulgarians. In the official Gagauz museum, a plaque mentions that one of the two main theories is that they descend from the Bulgars.
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