- 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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Examples from the Web for 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
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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