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Turcoman

[tur-kuh-muh n]
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noun, plural Tur·co·mans.
  1. Turkoman.
  2. Turkmen.
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Turkoman

or Tur·co·man

[tur-kuh-muh n]
noun, plural Tur·ko·mans.
  1. a member of a Turkish people consisting of a group of tribes that inhabit the region near the Aral Sea and parts of Iran and Afghanistan.
  2. Turkmen.
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Origin of Turkoman

< Medieval Latin Turcomannus < Persian turkmān Turkmen
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Turkoman

Turkman

noun
  1. plural -mans or -men a member of a formerly nomadic people of central Asia, now living chiefly in Turkmenistan and in NE Iran
  2. the Turkmen language
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adjective
  1. of or relating to this people or their language
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Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian turkumān resembling a Turk, from turk Turk + māndan to be like
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Word Origin and History for turcoman

Turkoman

c.1600, from Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian Turkman, literally "Turk-like," from Turk + -man "like."

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