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Turkmenistan

Turk·men·i·stan

 (tûrk′mĕn-ĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A country of west-central Asia east of the Caspian Sea. Once part of ancient Persia and later ruled by Arabs (8th century), Turks (11th century), Mongols (13th-14th century), and Uzbeks (late 15th century), it was annexed by Russia in 1881 and became a constituent state of the USSR, the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, in 1925. Turkmenistan declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ashgabat is the capital and the largest city.
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Turkmenistan

(ˌtɜːkmɛnɪˈstɑːn)
n
(Placename) a republic in central Asia: the area has been occupied by a succession of empires; a Turkmen state was established in the 15th century but suffered almost continual civil strife and was gradually conquered by Russia; in 1918 it became a Soviet republic and gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991: deserts including the Kara Kum cover most of the region; agricultural communities are concentrated around oases; there are rich mineral deposits. Official language: Turkmen. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: manat. Capital: Ashkhabad. Pop: 5 113 040 (2013 est). Area: 488 100 sq km (186 400 sq miles)
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Turk•me•ni•stan

(ˌtɜrk mɛ nəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn)

n.
a republic in central Asia, E of the Caspian Sea: a former constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 4,366,383; 188,450 sq. mi. (488,100 sq. km). Cap.: Ashgabat.
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Noun1.Turkmenistan - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of IranTurkmenistan - 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
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Translations
Turkmenistán
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
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Türkmenisztán
トルクメニスタン
Turkmenistan
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Turquemenistão
Turkmenistan
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Türkmenistan

Turkmenistan

[tɜːkˌmenɪsˈtɑːn] NTurkmenistán m
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Turkmenistan

nTurkmenistan nt, → Turkmenien nt
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