or Tur·co·man

[ tur-kuh-muh n ]
/ ˈtɜr kə mən /

noun, plural Tur·ko·mans.

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

< Medieval Latin Turcomannus < Persian turkmān Turkmen

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/ (ˈtɜːkəmən) /


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

C16: from Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian turkumān resembling a Turk, from turk Turk + māndan to be like

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Word Origin and History for turkoman


c.1600, from Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian Turkman, literally "Turk-like," from Turk + -man "like."

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