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Turkic

[tur-kik]
noun
  1. a family of closely related languages of southwest, central, and northern Asia and eastern Europe, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, and Yakut.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Turkic or Turkic-speaking peoples.
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Origin of Turkic

First recorded in 1855–60; Turk + -ic
Also called Turko-Tatar.
Related formsnon-Tur·kic, adjective
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Historical Examples of turkic

  • My reasons for supposing the language to be a Turkic or Mongolic dialect are simple.

    Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • Two-thirds of the total are Sarts and Uzbegs (of Turkic origin).

  • It now really belongs to the small tribe of Turkic origin which, after occupying Turkistan, has spread even into the Crimea.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • The Turkic princes used armorial bearings before they came into use in Europe.

    Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder


British Dictionary definitions for turkic

Turkic

noun
  1. a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Turkish, Turkmen, Kirghiz, Tatar, etc, members of which are found from Turkey to NE China, esp in central Asia
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