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Turk·men

 (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.

Turkoman

(ˈtɜːkəmən) or

Turkman

npl -mans or -men
1. (Peoples) a member of a formerly nomadic people of central Asia, now living chiefly in Turkmenistan and in NE Iran
2. (Languages) the Turkmen language
adj
(Languages) 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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turkoman - a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areasTurkoman - a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
2.Turkoman - the Turkic language spoken by the TurkomanTurkoman - the Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
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