Nogai Tea

Nogai migrated from Caucasus to Anatolia after the Ottoman-Russian War in the 19th century. They were located in different regions, primarily around Salt Lake. Akin, a village in Ankara, was founded by three Nogai families.

While Nogais tried to keep their traditions alive in their newly settled lands, they continued their relations with their surroundings with tolerance. They have a strong character behind their quiet, calm and peaceful life style. However, most of the original values, especially the Nogai language, are in danger of going extinct. Many people from the village left their families behind and went to work in Europe. Today, the village population consists of the elderly; young people mostly go to the big cities and abroad to study or work. Migration and longing continues.