- a member of a Turkish people consisting of a group of tribes that inhabit the region near the Aral Sea and parts of Iran and Afghanistan.
Origin of Turkoman
Examples from the Web for turkoman
Historical Examples of turkoman
The Turkoman and Caucasian families of oriental rugs also pair off by themselves.Expository Writing
Mervin James Curl
We dispatched a brave Turkoman to reconnoitre the neighbourhood.
He was a Turkoman from Khiva, and belonged to the tribe of Yomut.
In 1217 it appeared on the coins and standards of the Turkoman conquerors of Asia Minor.The Swastika
I found Samander living in a Turkoman khirgar, in the Palace gardens.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
- plural -mans or -men a member of a formerly nomadic people of central Asia, now living chiefly in Turkmenistan and in NE Iran
- the Turkmen language
- of or relating to this people or their language
Word Origin for Turkoman
c.1600, from Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian Turkman, literally "Turk-like," from Turk + -man "like."