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Uzbek

[oo z-bek, uhz-, oo z-bek]
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noun, plural Uz·beks, (especially collectively) Uz·bek.
  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


British Dictionary definitions for uzbek

Uzbek

noun
  1. plural -beks or -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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