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[tur-kik] /ˈtɜr kɪk/
a family of closely related languages of southwest, central, and northern Asia and eastern Europe, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, and Yakut.
of or relating to Turkic or Turkic-speaking peoples.
Also called Turko-Tatar.
Origin of Turkic
First recorded in 1855-60; Turk + -ic
Related forms
non-Turkic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Turkic
Historical Examples
  • My reasons for supposing the language to be a Turkic or Mongolic dialect are simple.

    Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • Two-thirds of the total are Sarts and Uzbegs (of Turkic origin).

  • It now really belongs to the small tribe of Turkic origin which, after occupying Turkistan, has spread even into the Crimea.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • The Turkic princes used armorial bearings before they came into use in Europe.

    Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
British Dictionary definitions for Turkic


a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Turkish, Turkmen, Kirghiz, Tatar, etc, members of which are found from Turkey to NE China, esp in central Asia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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