[oo z-bek, uhz-, oo z-bek]
- a member of a town-dwelling Turkic people of Turkestan and Uzbekistan.
- the Turkic language of the Uzbeks.
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Examples from the Web for uzbek
On the southern, Uzbek side, however, the sea dried up that much faster.The Aral Sea's Disappearing Act
October 4, 2014
Dostum famously led Uzbek cavalry charges supported by U.S. B-52 bombers to defeat the Taliban.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’
July 27, 2014
A spokesman for the Uzbek embassy in Washington did not return a call Wednesday seeking comment of the human-rights report.Obama Embraces Uzbekistan Despite Reports of Human-Rights Abuses
December 16, 2011
This means disrupting the process in Tajik, Uzbek, and Hazari Shia towns and villages, not just in the Pashtun south and east.Obama's Afghan Test
August 18, 2009
About eight miles beyond Jirghan the Uzbek population ceases.
Extract from Burnes's description of the Uzbek chief of Kunduz.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man
Robert Gordon Latham
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.
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
- plural -beks or -bek a member of a Mongoloid people of Uzbekistan
- the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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