Bab (baba)/ata tradition in Turkish culture


MILLI FOLKLOR, no.76, pp.70-75, 2007 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 76
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-75


Personalities who were accepted as spiritual leaders and seen in all societies are seen in Turkish cultural environment too. Personalities who were called as baba, bab, evliya, aziz, sultan, ata are known as evliya (saint). These naming and missions and functions of these personalities are based on the period before the accepting of Islam religion by Turkish people.