Author(s): Cihan ÇAKMAK
Turkish language with a long established history for thousands of years maintins its build up thanks to powerful states that have been founded and durable works that have been presented. Dîvânu Lugâti't-Türk, Kutadgu Bilig, Atebetü’l-Hakay?k, Sat?ralt? Kuran Translations that were written after Orkhon Inscriptions which is accepted as first ?nscripted documents of the Turkish language, are representing the credintials showing the power of Turkish language. Anatolian dialects are one of the most important inventeries that shows the archaic identity of Turkish language. Especially, in the speeches of 80 years old and older Anatolian peasants, it is possible to encounter with the traces of Dîvânu Lugâti't-Türk which is the unique work of 11th century. In this study, the existing language that is detected in Mahmutlar and ?ri?ler villages of Demirci district in Manisa and Dîvânu Lugâti't-Türk and Derleme Dictionaries is going to be compared and the archaic identity of Demirci dialect is going to be determined.