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 (o͝oz′bĕk′, ŭz′-)
Of or relating to Uzbekistan or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Uzbeks or Uz·bek
a. A native or inhabitant of Uzbekistan.
b. A member of a Turkic people inhabiting Uzbekistan and neighboring areas.
2. The Turkic language of the Uzbeks.

[Russian, from Uzbek ŭzbek.]
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(ˈʊzbɛk; ˈʌz-)
npl -beks or -bek
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people of Uzbekistan
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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(ˈʊz bɛk, ˈʌz-, ʊzˈbɛk)

n., pl. -beks, (esp. collectively) -bek.
1. a member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan and N Afghanistan.
2. the language of the Uzbeks.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uzbek - a member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
2.Uzbek - a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
IMU, Islamic Group of Uzbekistan, Islamic Party of Turkestan - a terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996; opposes Uzbekistan's secular regime and wants to establish an Islamic state in central Asia; is a conduit for drugs from Afghanistan to central Asian countries
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
capital of Uzbek, Tashkent, Taskent - the capital of Uzbekistan
Samarcand, Samarkand - city in southern Uzbekistan; Tamerlane's opulent capital in the 14th century
Kizil Kum, Kyzyl Kum, Qizil Qum - a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast 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.Uzbek - the Turkic language spoken by the Uzbek
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
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A. ADJuzbeko
B. N
1. (= person) → uzbeko/a m/f
2. (Ling) → uzbeko
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adjusbekisch; he is Uzbeker ist Usbeke
Usbeke m, → Usbekin f
(Ling) → Usbekisch nt
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SEOUL: South Korea is on high alert after a UN Security Council report warned hundreds of Uzbeks linked to terrorist networks could have entered the country.
Last week, Afghan security forces reportedly rescued scores of Afghan Uzbeks who had declared their allegiance to IS when they came under attack by Taliban fighters in northern Afghanistan not far from the border with Uzbekistan.
Many witnesses reported seeing individuals in camouflage attacking ethnic Uzbeks and using armoured military vehicles to remove improvised roadblocks barring entry into Uzbek neighbourhoods, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Monday.
Summary: OSH, Kyrgyzstan: Thousands of Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan's ethnic bloodshed trekked back across the Uzbek border to burned-out homes Tuesday, their future uncertain before a vote on how the country will be governed.A quarter of the 400,000 ethnic Uzbeks who fled the violence earlier had streamed across the border into Uzbekistan
Summary: Osh, Kyrgyzstan, June 23, 2010, SPA -- Kyrgyzstan&'s central government pledged to help ethnic Uzbeks vote in a referendum on a new constitution on Sunday, encouraging participation by a minority group that has supported the interim administration, AP reported.
London, June 18 (ANI): The United Nations has said that about 400,000 displaced Uzbeks have fled from ethnic riot-hit southern Kyrgyzstan.
Doctors and rights activists also say that the toll is misleading because wounded Uzbeks are too afraid of being attacked again to go to hospitals.
BISHKEK, June 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Kyrgyz mobs burned Uzbek villages and slaughtered their residents Sunday in the worst ethnic rioting this Central Asian nation has seen in 20 years, sending more than 75,000 Uzbeks fleeing across the border into Uzbekistan.
During the friendly match at Tehran's Shahid Shiroudi Gym, Mehdi Taluti (64 kg), Mehdi Sattarpour (75 kg), Ehsan Rouzbehani (85 kg), and Jassem Delavari (heavy weight) won over Uzbek boxers.The Iranian team however failed to win over the Uzbeks in the 48 kg, 51 kg and 60 kg categories.The Iranian boxer Hassan Karkardi (81 kg) and his Uzbek ring mate also ended in a 5-5 draw.Iranian national team is slated to have more glove competitions with Uzbeks on Wednesday.
"He did not discuss any such options with the Uzbeks during his trip."
Human rights observers have been documenting dozens of cases of torture and arrests of ethnic Uzbeks by Kyrgyz security forces, whose ranks are mostly made up of ethnic Kyrgyz.
Summary: SURATASH, Kyrgyzstan, Jun 20, SPA -- Thousands of ethnic Uzbeks massed on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan refused to return home Sunday, saying they feared for their lives after violent pogroms and didn&'t trust Kyrgyz troops to protect them, according to AP.