Author(s): M. Selda KARALAR
Mahmud al-Kashgari’s Diwan is a work which gives first knowledge about dialects of Oghuz Turks and Kipchaks in Turkish world of 11th century. We understand that Kashgari knows Western Turk very well by refering the content of Diwan. Knowledge on Oghuz Turks and Kipchaks which was narrated by Kashgari is a primary emphasis for today’s searches on dialects of Oghuz Turks and Kipchaks. Refering to the Diwan we see that there is much language interaction between Oghuz and Kipchaks in 11th century. This interaction also continued increasingly in the following terms. It is possible to see the traces of this interaction in the Kazakh language which is a branch of Kipchak Turkish. By this work nouns which belong to Oghuz language that take place in the Diwan will be put forth the beings in Kazakh language.