Karaim vs Karaism - What's the difference?
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Karaim is a see also of karaism.
As proper nouns the difference between karaim and karaism
is that karaim
is a kipchak turkic language, with aramaic and persian influences, spoken in lithuania, poland, the crimea and the ukraine while karaism
is a jewish movement that recognises only the tanakh as a supreme legal authority, distinct from rabbinic judaism.
As a noun karaim
is a member of a turkic ethnic group which traditionally spoke this language.
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(en proper noun
A Kipchak Turkic language, with Aramaic and Persian influences, spoken in Lithuania, Poland, the Crimea and the Ukraine.
* 1981 , Bernard Comrie, The Languages of the Soviet Union , page 2:
* 2001 , Éva Ágnes Csató, Syntactic code-copying in Karaim'', in ''The Circum-Baltic Languages: Typology and Contact (edited by Östen Dahl, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm), volume 1 (ISBN 9027230579), page 271:
- At times the discrepancy can be even greater: only 12.8% of the Karaim, a Turkic-speaking group living for the most part in Lithuania, declared Karaim as their native language.
- For more than six hundred years, Karaim has been spoken as a community language in what is today Lithuania.
A member of a Turkic ethnic group which traditionally spoke this language.
* 1970 , Alan W. Fisher, The Russian Annexation of the Crimea 1772-1783 (ISBN 0521076811), page 120:
* 1998 , Lars Johanson, The Turkic Languages (ISBN 0415082005), page 8:
- He began to develop closer relations with his Karaim' subjects and issued a charter to a '''Karaim''' named Iosif to try again to establish a mint. The ' Karaim Rabbi wrote that after the Christians had left,
* 1981 , Bernard Comrie, The Languages of the Soviet Union , pages 2, 47 and 49:
- The term Karaim refers to both a people and to a religious system. Karaims are believers in the Old Testament but consider themselves to be of Turkic ethnic origin. They have traditionally used the Hebrew alphabet for writing their language,
- At times the discrepancy can be even greater: only 12.8% of the Karaim , a Turkic-speaking group living for the most part in Lithuania, declared Karaim as their native language.
* 2004 , Jonathan Bousfield, Baltic States (ISBN 1858288401), page 102:
- The Karaim are being rapidly assimilated, ethnically and especially linguistically, to the surrounding Russian population.
- The Karaim
(rare) A Karaite .
* 1882 January 9, Wickham Hoffman, in a letter to Mr. Frelinghuysen, published in the Index to the Executive Documents of the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the Forty-Seventh Congress, 1882-'83 , page 44:
- A Turkic-speaking group practising a branch of Judaism, the Karaim are thought to be descended from the Khazars, a central Asian people who held sway over a steppe empire stretching between the Black and Caspian seas
- He added that he was not "one of those Talmud Jews"; that he belonged to the American Reformed Church, known in Russia as the Karaim' Jews.
(en proper noun
A Jewish movement that recognises only the Tanakh as a supreme legal authority, distinct from Rabbinic Judaism.