Lubunca

Lubunca, Labunca or Lubunyaca is a secret Turkish queer slang and argot used by sex workers and LGBTQ community in Turkey.[1][2] The term originated from the root lubni, which is the Romani word for "prostitute".[3][4]

BackgroundEdit

Lubunca is derived from slang used by Romani people,.[5][6] It contains terms from other languages, including Greek, Arabic, Armenian and French.[7][8]

Lubunca is an argot of approximately four hundred words[9] and was spoken by the köçeks and tellaks between the 17th and 18th centuries.[10] It was later adopted and developed by transvestites.[11] It is believed that it was developed to avoid persecution while secretly communicating in public areas. It has been in use since the late Ottoman era .[12]

Notable ExamplesEdit

In Lubunca, manti means pleasant or beautiful. Balamoz describes old males.[13] Madilik means evil[14] and gullüm means fun.[15] T

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nakka!". If İstanbul. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sanatçılardan Ayrımcılığa "Nakka!"". Bianet.org. 11 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Berghan, Selin. (2007). Lubunya : transseksüel kimlik ve beden. İstanbul: Metis Yayınları. p. 1. ISBN 978-9753425698. OCLC 870275467.
  4. ^ Murray, Stephen O. (February 1997). Islamic homosexualities : culture, history, and literature. Roscoe, Will. New York. ISBN 0814774679. OCLC 35526232.
  5. ^ Zaborowska, Magdalena J. (2009). James Baldwin's Turkish decade : erotics of exile. Durham: Duke University Press. p. 150. ISBN 9780822341444. OCLC 209335625.
  6. ^ Örer, Ayça (19 July 2008). "Stonewall'dan Lambda'ya Onur Yürüyüşü". Bianet.org. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "SABAH - 03/11/2006 - İstanbul'daki gay dünyası". arsiv.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  8. ^ "Tour de gay à Istanbul". Libération.fr (in French). 2006-11-03. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  9. ^ "Kayıp gecelerin gizli dili!". Radikal (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  10. ^ "ÖZEL DOSYA: EŞCİNSEL ARGOSU LUBUNCA". GZONE (in Turkish). 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  11. ^ "İstanbul'daki gay dünyası". arsiv.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  12. ^ Örer, Ayça (9 June 2007). "Çirkin Ördek Yavrularının Gerçek Masalı". Bianet.org. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Lubunca sözlük". Time Out dergisi. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Yaman, Can (1 July 2010). "Aklımı Başımdan Al Benim". Kaos GL. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Lak Parti: "Durmak Yok, Gullüme Devam"". Bianet.org. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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