[turk-men, -muh n]
- the language of the Turkman people, a Turkic language spoken mostly east of the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan but also in parts of European Russia, Iran, and the Caucasus.
Origin of Turkmen
From the Turkish word Türkmen
- a native or inhabitant of Turkmenistan.
Origin of Turkman
First recorded in 1475–85; alteration of Turkoman
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But Huseyin El-Abdullah, a Turkmen leader, told Turkish media there had been no truck from Turkey for his people.
Some news reports said the truck was heading towards a region in Syria that does not have a Turkmen population.
Ha; the Turkmen know and heed me; Coursers good the Turkmen breed me.The Talisman
- the language of the Turkomans, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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