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Turanian

[too-rey-nee-uh n, tyoo-] /tʊˈreɪ ni ən, tyʊ-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to a group of Asian peoples or languages comprising nearly all of those that are neither Indo-European nor Semitic.
noun
3.
a member of any of the peoples speaking a Turanian, especially a Ural-Altaic, language.
4.
a member of any of the Ural-Altaic peoples.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Persian Tūrān Turkestan + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Turanian

Turanian

/tjʊˈreɪnɪən/
noun
1.
a member of any of the peoples inhabiting ancient Turkestan, or their descendants
2.
another name for Ural-Altaic
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Ural-Altaic languages or any of the peoples who speak them
4.
of or relating to Turkestan or its people
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