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Turki

[tur-kee, too r-] /ˈtɜr ki, ˈtʊər-/
noun
1.
the Turkic languages of central Asia, taken collectively.
adjective
2.
of or relating to Turki or to the peoples speaking these languages.
Origin of Turki
< Persian, equivalent to Turk Turk + suffix of appurtenance
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  • These blks seem likely to have been groups of 1,000 fighting-men (Turki Mng).

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • The language of the Kirghiz is Turki and their religion that of Mahomet.

  • Other words they understood well enough, but they could not translate them into Turki or Hindustani.

  • We now know that these characters present little difficulty when the composite origin of the Turki people is borne in mind.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Some of these groups have intermingled with the neighbouring Turki peoples, and even speak Turki dialects.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Senkovski brought it over from his archetype; Mr. Salemann sent it to me in its original Turki form.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
British Dictionary definitions for Turki

Turki

/ˈtɜːkɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Turkic languages, esp those of central Asia
2.
of or relating to speakers of these languages
noun
3.
these languages collectively; esp Eastern Turkic
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