[ too-rey-nee-uhn, tyoo- ]
/ tʊˈreɪ ni ən, tyʊ- /
belonging or pertaining to a group of Asian peoples or languages comprising nearly all of those that are neither Indo-European nor Semitic.
a member of any of the peoples speaking a Turanian, especially a Ural-Altaic, language.
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Origin of Turanian
1770–80; <Persian Tūrān
Turkestan + -ian
Words nearby Turanian
, tu quoque
, turban squash
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Turanian in a sentence
It created the Turanian and Ganownian systems of consanguinity.
The sense of decorum impels certain Turanian tribes to place not only food, but even napkins, on the graves of their relatives.
Here and there, amid the old Slav, are strange words which are supposed to signify Turanian chronology, cycles of lunar years.
Kissing is not forbidden at all;—there is simply no impulse to kiss among the Turanian races.
British Dictionary definitions for Turanian
a member of any of the peoples inhabiting ancient Turkestan, or their descendants
of or relating to the Ural-Altaic languages or any of the peoples who speak them
of or relating to Turkestan or its people
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