Turanian

[ too-rey-nee-uhn, tyoo- ]
/ tʊˈreɪ ni ən, tyʊ- /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to a group of Asian peoples or languages comprising nearly all of those that are neither Indo-European nor Semitic.

noun

a member of any of the peoples speaking a Turanian, especially a Ural-Altaic, language.
a member of any of the Ural-Altaic peoples.

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Origin of Turanian

1770–80; <Persian Tūrān Turkestan + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Turanian

Turanian
/ (tjʊˈreɪnɪən) /

noun

a member of any of the peoples inhabiting ancient Turkestan, or their descendants
another name for Ural-Altaic

adjective

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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