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Uzbek

[oo z-bek, uhz-, oo z-bek] /ˈʊz bɛk, ˈʌz-, ʊzˈbɛk/
noun, plural Uzbeks (especially collectively) Uzbek.
1.
a member of a town-dwelling Turkic people of Turkestan and Uzbekistan.
2.
the Turkic language of the Uzbeks.
Also, Usbeg, Usbek, Uzbeg.
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  • About eight miles beyond Jirghan the Uzbek population ceases.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Extract from Burnes's description of the Uzbek chief of Kunduz.

  • Klaproth, however, has shown that they belong to the former division, though subject to the Uzbek Turks.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • In one respect he says that the habits of Uzbek children are superior to those of young Britons.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • But he was induced by the astrologers, against his own judgment, to advance beyond it to attack the Uzbek army.

    Rulers of India: Akbar George Bruce Malleson
  • In his eyes merit was merit, whether evinced by a Hindu prince or by an Uzbek Musalmn.

    Rulers of India: Akbar George Bruce Malleson
British Dictionary definitions for Uzbek

Uzbek

/ˈʊzbɛk; ˈʌz-/
noun
1.
(pl) -beks, -bek. a member of a Mongoloid people of Uzbekistan
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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