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Definition for russian turkestan (2 of 2)
[ tur-kuh-stan, -stahn ]
/ ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn /
a vast region in W and central Asia, E of the Caspian Sea: includes territory in the S central part of Xinjiang province in China (Eastern Turkestan or Chinese Turkestan), a strip of N Afghanistan, and the area (Russian Turkestan) comprising the republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan), Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan), Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Related formsTur·ke·stan·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for russian turkestan (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for russian turkestan (2 of 2)
/ (ˌtɜːkɪˈstɑːn) /
an extensive region of central Asia between Siberia in the north and Tibet, India, Afghanistan, and Iran in the south: formerly divided into West (Russian) Turkestan (also called Soviet Central Asia), comprising present-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan and the S part of Kazakhstan, and East (Chinese) Turkestan, approximating to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China
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