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n. pl.1.(Ethnol.) An extensive division of mankind including the Mongols and allied races of Asia, together with the Malays and Polynesians.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He is one of the Iranian epic heroes who fought many battles and won many victories, including the battle with Plashan and Tjav, participating in the battle between the Persians and the Turanians commanded by Fariborz, and most importantly, killing Gorazan in Turan, assissted and guided by Gorginmilad.
Well, partly because this portrayal of Turks as conquering desert nomads - the 'Turanians' - isn't entirely true because Central Asia has a long history of kingdoms, city-states and empires, alongside the more mobile variety of Turk.
Ryan's tantalizing and too short "Turin, Turanian and Ural-Altaic Philology" suggests that Tolkien's construction of the names 'Turin' and 'Turambar' (first attested in the early c.