[turk-men, -muh n]


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.

Origin of Turkmen

From the Turkish word Türkmen


[turk-muh n]

noun, plural Turk·men.

a native or inhabitant of Turkmenistan.

Origin of Turkman

First recorded in 1475–85; alteration of Turkoman
Related formsTurk·me·ni·an [turk-mee-nee-uh n] /tɜrkˈmi ni ən/, adjective
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  • Ha; the Turkmen know and heed me; Coursers good the Turkmen breed me.

    The Talisman

    George Borrow

British Dictionary definitions for turkmen



the language of the Turkomans, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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