The language of the Yuruks resembles much the Turkish. In their dialect, words and even syntactic forms are also found which recall the Persian and Arabic languages.
Their creed is Islamism, although they do not observe all its precepts. Thus, they build no mosques, and do not confine themselves
Fig. 2.—Tents of the Yuruks.
to the obligation of the five daily prayers imposed upon all good Mohammedans. Neither do they undergo the long and painful fasting of the. Their women do not cover their faces as do the Turkish ladies.
The Yuruks who dwell in the plains which extend from the