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 (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.
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(Languages) the language of the Turkomans, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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(ˈtɜrk mɛn, -mən)

n., pl. -mens, (esp. collectively) -men.
1. a member of a Turkic people of Central Asia, now living mainly in Turkmenistan and adjacent parts of Iran and Afghanistan.
2. the language of the Turkmens.
[1925–30; < Turkish Türkmen]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turkmen - a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areasTurkmen - a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
2.Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of IranTurkmen - 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
3.Turkmen - the Turkic language spoken by the TurkomanTurkmen - the Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
Adj.1.Turkmen - of or relating to or characteristic of Turkmenistan or its people or culture
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The Turkmens of Afghanistan, comprising the population of the regions adjacent to the borders of Turkmenistan, are the second largest group of ethnic Turkmens (after Iranian Turkmens) located outside the historical Turkmen homeland.
Recent bombings in Iraq's oil-rich city of Kirkuk have targeted Turkmens, the leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) said late Thursday.
KIRKUK / NINA / Vice President of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, Hassan Turan confirmed that the priority of the Turkmen is liberate their areas from Daesh and ensure the return of all displaced Turkmens to their home areas and not allow the occurrence of demographic change in those areas.
HATAY (CyHAN)- Turkmens living in the Bayyrbucak area near Turkey's Yayladay-y border gate with Syria regained on Friday morning the control of Kyzylday- (red mountain), one of three strategic hills which had fallen into the hands of the Syrian army on Thursday.
The Iraqi Turkmens are the third largest ethnic minority in Iraq, after Arabs and Kurds.
The sun will rise and set moon wax and wane.reatest Turkmen poet thinker and the man behind vision and wisdom of today's glorious modern Turkmenistan the great Magtymguly Phyragy the bestower of Happiness for Turkmens - is a true messenger of love unity and peace in the world.
The Turkmens are also looking for their children and found the signs from "Shoja' Nezam [7]" when he returned from Mashhad that they were captured by Saveh Shahsavan tribe.
BAGHDAD, January 18, 2012 - Chairman of the Iraqi Turkmen Front Arshad al-Salehi said that the future of Turkmens in Iraq was in danger.
Turkmen leaders call for international help in keeping the peace in Kirkuk, where ethnic tensions between Kurds and Turkmens have flared in recent days.
HATAY (CyHAN)- Non-governmental organizations' representatives held a support rally for Bayyr-Bucak Turkmens, who fight at Turkey's Yayladay- border, in the southeastern district of Yayladay- on Friday.
Four ethnic Turkmens were killed after policemen fired bullets on a demonstration in northern Jawzjan, a source told KHaama Press.