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Iayalar (body of soldiers like Janissaries?)

Turkish translation: yayalar

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English term or phrase:iayalar
Turkish translation:yayalar
Entered by: Cagdas Karatas
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10:18 Jul 7, 2007
English to Turkish translations [PRO]
History / Fighting Forces
English term or phrase: Iayalar (body of soldiers like Janissaries?)
Hi,

It’s supposed to be Turkish, but I for one don't recognise it.

Please see:
http://website.lineone.net/~lancgames/bb1page.html
Janissary And Iayalar

I think they're model soldiers or something like that.

All the best,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:07
yayalar
Explanation:
I think what they defined as "Iayalar" is originally "Yayalar." Yaya basically means a pedestrian (hence, the soldiers travelling on foot). I know that "Yayalar" was one of the corps in the Ottoman Army.

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Note added at 15 mins (2007-07-07 10:33:34 GMT)
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At different times in history, they both served as soldiers and as repairmen of roads and bridges.
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Cagdas Karatas
Turkey
Local time: 12:07
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iayalar (body of soldiers like janissaries?)
yayalar


Explanation:
I think what they defined as "Iayalar" is originally "Yayalar." Yaya basically means a pedestrian (hence, the soldiers travelling on foot). I know that "Yayalar" was one of the corps in the Ottoman Army.

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Note added at 15 mins (2007-07-07 10:33:34 GMT)
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At different times in history, they both served as soldiers and as repairmen of roads and bridges.

Cagdas Karatas
Turkey
Local time: 12:07
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Native speaker of: Turkish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
many thanks, excellent

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mustafa karabiber: In modern army we call them "Piyade" (infantry) in Turkish, but since the content is historical and about janissaries "yayalar" can be used.
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agree  Tevfik Turan:
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agree  chevirmen
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agree  Alp Berker: Ottoman equivalent of the Infantry
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