[ turk-men, -muh n ]
/ ˈtɜrk mɛn, -mən /


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

Definition for turkmen (2 of 2)


[ turk-muh n ]
/ ˈtɜrk mən /

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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/ (ˈtɜːkmɛn) /


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