[ turk-men, -muhn ]
/ ˈtɜrk mɛn, -mən /
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the language of the Turkman people, a Turkic language spoken mostly east of the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan but also in parts of European Russia, Iran, and the Caucasus.
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Origin of Turkmen
From the Turkish word Türkmen
Words nearby Turkmen
Turkish tobacco, Turkish towel, Turkish Van, Turkism, Turkman, Turkmen, Turkmenistan, Turko-, Turkoman, Turkoman rug, Turkomen
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How to use Turkmen in a sentence
The remaining Christian, Turkmen, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities living in the region will be cleansed.Obama’s War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror|Eli Lake|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Huseyin El-Abdullah, a Turkmen leader, told Turkish media there had been no truck from Turkey for his people.Turkey’s Crackdown On Arms Shipments To Syria Could Help Al Qaeda And Harm Moderate Rebels|Thomas Seibert|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some news reports said the truck was heading towards a region in Syria that does not have a Turkmen population.Turkey’s Crackdown On Arms Shipments To Syria Could Help Al Qaeda And Harm Moderate Rebels|Thomas Seibert|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tehran has been actively working against Israeli-Turkmen relations, but Turkmenistan has fiercely asserted its neutrality.Israel Looks to Eurasia to Achieve Top Energy and National Security Goals|Allison Good|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ha; the Turkmen know and heed me; Coursers good the Turkmen breed me.The Talisman|George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for Turkmen
/ (ˈtɜːkmɛn) /
the language of the Turkomans, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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