|Title||Наименования на цветовете в балканските езици|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1980|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The most important colour-terms in the Balkan languages (red, brown, yellow, green, blue, black and white) are reviewed in the article. Their classification varies depending on the specific character of the scientific analysis applied. Most colour-terms are of Indo-European origin. A strong Turkish influence is noticed on the colour-terms and through Turkish, the influence of Arabic and Persian can be seen as well. On the other hand, the Balkan languages have interacted with each other as regards colour-terms.