Dobrujan Interculturality – German versus Turkish Culture

  • Edith Hilde Kaiter
  • Olga Kaiter


The first cultural influences come out in Dobruja together with the appearance of the first German colonists, beginning from 1840 till 1891. The colonization process develops itself in three stages and colonies in places like Tulcea, Malcoci, Almagea, Ciucurova, Cogealac, Tariverde, M. Kog?lniceanu and others set up as a result. The German population has created an original culture, an ethnic and spiritual communication being deeply set up, but at the same time a communication struck by the specific conditions imposed by the history of this south-eastern European area. On the other side, the Turkish invasion of Dobruja started earlier, in 1388, when it was actually defeated by Mircea cel B?trân. In 1393 the Turks succeeded in taking Dobruja and Silistra, but in 1404 Micea cel B?trân re-conquered the greatest part of these regions. Many Turkish and Tartars moved into Dobruja during the long period of Ottoman rule. The 19th century ethnographic maps show a mainly Turkish population in the area of modern day Dobruja, Tartars and Turks in the southern part of Dobruja and Romanians dominating the north of Dobruja. The paper aims at presenting aspects regarding these two different identities and cultures which are to be found in Dobruja, as well as their integration process within the Romanian Dobrujan modern society.
Dec 30, 2014
How to Cite
KAITER, Edith Hilde; KAITER, Olga . Dobrujan Interculturality – German versus Turkish Culture. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 188-192, dec. 2014. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2020. doi: