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or Tur·co·man

[tur-kuh-muh n]
noun, plural Tur·ko·mans.
  1. 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.
  2. Turkmen.
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Origin of Turkoman

< Medieval Latin Turcomannus < Persian turkmān Turkmen
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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

  • He was a Turkoman from Khiva, and belonged to the tribe of Yomut.

  • We dispatched a brave Turkoman to reconnoitre the neighbourhood.

  • In 1217 it appeared on the coins and standards of the Turkoman conquerors of Asia Minor.

    The Swastika

    Thomas Wilson

  • I found Samander living in a Turkoman khirgar, in the Palace gardens.

    At the Court of the Amr

    John Alfred Gray

British Dictionary definitions for turkoman



  1. plural -mans or -men a member of a formerly nomadic people of central Asia, now living chiefly in Turkmenistan and in NE Iran
  2. the Turkmen language
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  1. of or relating to this people or their language
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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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