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Turkman

[turk-muh n] /ˈtɜrk mən/
noun, plural Turkmen.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Turkmenistan.
Origin of Turkman
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; alteration of Turkoman
Related forms
Turkmenian
[turk-mee-nee-uh n] /tɜrkˈmi ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • As they approached the Oxus it was found necessary to employ a Turkman guard.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • But she was betrothed to a Turkman omrah, and Akbar forbade the contract to be infringed.

    Women of History Anonymous
  • The Turks prefer the Turkman horse to the pure-blooded, slender Arabian.

    Graceful Riding S. C. Waite
  • North of Sarakhs it diminishes rapidly in volume till it is lost in the sands of the Turkman desert.

  • Is it some accursed Kurd that has stolen her sheep; or some Turkman, blacker than night, that has hankered after her bracelets?'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Gundruda, beauty, Roger hath a fat Turkman privy to him, and going always in his train.

    The Serf Guy Thorne

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