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Turkistan

[tur-kuh-stan, -stahn] /ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn/
noun
1.

Turkestan

or Turkistan

[tur-kuh-stan, -stahn] /ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn/
noun
1.
a vast region in W and central Asia, E of the Caspian Sea: includes territory in the S central part of Xinjiang province in China (Eastern Turkestan or Chinese Turkestan) a strip of N Afghanistan, and the area (Russian Turkestan) comprising the republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan), Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan), Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Related forms
Turkestanian, adjective, noun
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  • A bottle of kavass, my peach of Turkistan, and a glass for our comrade.

    The Book of All-Power Edgar Wallace
  • And perhaps when I got there I might find he had set up a harem of Turkistan women.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • 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
  • In Turkistan, land is valued according to the capital invested in its irrigation.

  • The Afghan province of Turkistan is, in some parts, at the present day famous for its roses.

  • When he invaded Turkistan, his army stretched along a line of thirteen miles.

  • In Turkistan, where slavery is an extremely cruel system, they make slaves of Moslems, in defiance of the Koran.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • I dont know, she said, and then added, but I think you will presently go to Turkistan and find out.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • Reader, I went to Turkistan, and was married there, and lived there and in Anatolia for many happy years.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • Finding himself at the feet of the Governor of Turkistan, his feelings must not have been of the most reassuring nature.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for Turkistan

Turkestan

/ˌtɜːkɪˈstɑːn/
noun
1.
an extensive region of central Asia between Siberia in the north and Tibet, India, Afghanistan, and Iran in the south: formerly divided into West (Russian) Turkestan (also called Soviet Central Asia), comprising present-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan and the S part of Kazakhstan, and East (Chinese) Turkestan, approximating to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China
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