[tur-kee, too r-]
- the Turkic languages of central Asia, taken collectively.
- of or relating to Turki or to the peoples speaking these languages.
Origin of Turki
< Persian, equivalent to Turk Turk + -ī suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for turki
He also now joins many other Saudi liberals jailed for calling for more freedom, Raif Badawi and Turki Al Hamad to name just two.Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Power Couple
Ahed Al Hendi
May 30, 2014
Laipson was in Riyadh to moderate a foreign policy panel with the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Turki.Do Women Need to Lean In to Be Experts on Network TV?
Tara D. Sonenshine
May 6, 2014
Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former Saudi Intelligence Chief and former Ambassador to the U.S., added his complaints on Tuesday.Saudi Fears and Mysteries
Leslie H. Gelb
October 24, 2013
Prince Turki no longer officially represents his government, but he remains a major player in the royal family.Up to Speed: 3 Things to Know About New York’s ‘Hell Week’
September 23, 2013
These blks seem likely to have been groups of 1,000 fighting-men (Turki Mng).The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
The language of the Kirghiz is Turki and their religion that of Mahomet.
Other words they understood well enough, but they could not translate them into Turki or Hindustani.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
We now know that these characters present little difficulty when the composite origin of the Turki people is borne in mind.
Some of these groups have intermingled with the neighbouring Turki peoples, and even speak Turki dialects.
- of or relating to the Turkic languages, esp those of central Asia
- of or relating to speakers of these languages
- these languages collectively; esp Eastern Turkic
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