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Tur·ki·stanalso Tur·ke·stan (tûr′kĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A historical region of west-central Asia extending east from the Caspian Sea into western China and south from the Aral Sea into Afghanistan. It has long been a crossroads for trade and conquest between East and West.
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|Noun||1.||Turkistan - 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
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