|Region||Central Europe, Eastern Europe|
Pecheneg is an extinct Turkic language spoken by the Pechenegs in Eastern Europe (parts of Southern Ukraine, Southern Russia, Moldova, Romania and Hungary) in the 7th-12th centuries. It is also possible that the language was spoken by the Cumans, per Byzantine princess Anna Komnene.
It was most likely a member of the Oghuz branch of the Turkic family, but poor documentation and the absence of any descendant languages have prevented linguists from making an accurate classification; most experts would be fairly confident in placing it among the Oghuz languages, but would refuse to classify it further.
|Pecheneg word||Modern Turkish word||Meaning in English|