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Related to Turkestan: Russian Turkestan, Chinese Turkestan, East Turkestan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan
(Placename) an extensive region of central Asia between Siberia in the north and Tibet, India, Afghanistan, and Iran in the south: formerly divided into West (Russian) Turkestan (also called Soviet Central Asia), comprising present-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan and the S part of Kazakhstan, and East (Chinese) Turkestan, approximating to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China
Tur•ke•stan(ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn)
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|Noun||1.||Turkestan - a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West|
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