Anonymous asked in TravelEurope (Continental)Turkey · 10 years ago

What do you call people from Istanbul? Istanbulians?

What do you call people from Istanbul? Istanbulians? I've actually never met someone from there :S

2 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    Istanbul is a city of Turkey. It is the largest city of the country and also its former political capital. If a person belongs from New York he is not called a New Yorkian or a person from Washington is not Washingtonian. A person is just going to be referred as an American.

    Similarly, people from Istanbul are not called Istanbulians or from Ankara are Ankarinarian. People from any city of Turkey are called Turkish. However, we can find the people from Turkey using the word Istanbulian in common speech. But officially Turkish is the right word use for the people of Turkey.

  • iamx
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Source(s): A Turk living in İstanbul.
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