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Chinese Turkestan

noun
1.
See under Turkestan.

Turkestan

[tur-kuh-stan, -stahn] /ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn/
noun
1.
a vast region in W and central Asia, E of the Caspian Sea: includes territory in the S central part of Xinjiang province in China (Eastern Turkestan or Chinese Turkestan) a strip of N Afghanistan, and the area (Russian Turkestan) comprising the republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan), Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan), Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Also, Turkistan.
Related forms
Turkestanian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Chinese Turkestan

Chinese Turkestan

noun
1.
the E part of the central Asian region of Turkestan: corresponds generally to the present-day Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China

Turkestan

/ˌtɜːkɪˈstɑːn/
noun
1.
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
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