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 (tûrk′mĕn, -mən)
n. pl. Turkmen or Turk·mens
1. A native or inhabitant of Turkmenistan.
2. also Tur·ko·man or Tur·co·man (tûr′kə-mən) pl. Turkoman or Turcoman or Tur·ko·mans or Tur·co·mans A member of a traditionally nomadic Turkic people inhabiting Turkmenistan and neighboring areas in Iran and Afghanistan.
3. also Turkoman or Turcoman The Turkic language of the Turkmen.
4. A member of a Turkic people of northern Iraq.
5. The Turkic language of the Iraqi Turkmen.

[Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian turkmān, Turklike, Turkmen : turk, Turk (from Old Turkic türk; see Turk) + -mān, resembling, like (from mānistan, mān-, to resemble; akin to Avestan mana-, measurement, manner, from mā-, to measure; akin to Sanskrit mimīte, he measures; see mē- in Indo-European roots).]

Turk′men, Tur′ko·man, Tur′co·man adj.


(Languages) the language of the Turkomans, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family


(ˈtɜrk mɛn, -mən)

n., pl. -mens, (esp. collectively) -men.
1. a member of a Turkic people of Central Asia, now living mainly in Turkmenistan and adjacent parts of Iran and Afghanistan.
2. the language of the Turkmens.
[1925–30; < Turkish Türkmen]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turkmen - a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areasTurkmen - a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
2.Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of IranTurkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Ashkhabad, capital of Turkmenistan - the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
Kara Kum, Qara Qum, Turkestan Desert - a desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
3.Turkmen - the Turkic language spoken by the TurkomanTurkmen - the Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
Adj.1.Turkmen - of or relating to or characteristic of Turkmenistan or its people or culture
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