In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person)otomano masculineotomana femininebefore noun the Ottoman Empire — el Imperio Otomano
- The Ottomans protected the region from invasion by the major European powers until the nineteenth century.
- The Romans, Ottomans, and British resolved this issue easily and brutally, through the imposition of imperial levies.
- Assyrians were in the region long before the British, the Ottomans, the Arabs, and the Kurds.
- During the 1700s and 1800s, the Russian Empire battled the Ottomans for control over the region.
- The galleys with which the Greeks fought the Persians in classical times were not so different from those with which the Venetians fought the Ottomans 2,000 years later.
- It is important to note that although they were Muslims, the Ottomans were not Arabs - they were Turks.
- In fact, the British needed the Ottoman alliance against the French to protect their Indian routes as much as the Ottomans needed the British.
- The Ottomans, when they were facing British and French incursion, put together this idea of pan-Islam back in the 1880s.
- However, eighteen months after the expulsion of the Ottomans there was still no Arab government in place, and a rebellion started by the Euphrates tribes was in full swing.
- The Turks were never just Ottomans and Muslims, you see.
- The arrival of the Mongols and the Ottomans had disrupted trade routes, and certain areas of Europe were edging into depression.
- Why they stayed there so long is because the Babylonians and later the Persians and the Ottomans made life in that part of the world relatively easy.
- But the Turks were never just Ottomans, or Muslims, or even Asiatics.
- The Ottomans were then replaced by the British and French colonies.
- The Russian victories over the Ottomans in 1768-74 gave them the opportunity to initiate the partition of Poland.
- While Sharif Hussein's sons gathered an army to fight the Ottomans, British and French officials were already deciding the real shape of the postwar Middle East.
- From the Ottomans it passed directly to the British.
- Instead, the Ottomans insisted on treating European states on their own Islamic terms.
- Here we marvelled at more of the chequered history of our host country involving the Byzantines, the Romans, and the Ottomans as well as the Bulgarians.
- This tolerant approach of the Moors and Ottomans is instructive for today's world.
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