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Turkman

[turk-muh n] /ˈtɜrk mən/
noun, plural Turkmen.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Turkmenistan.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; alteration of Turkoman
Related forms
Turkmenian
[turk-mee-nee-uh n] /tɜrkˈmi ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Turkoman

/ˈtɜːkəmən/
noun
1.
(pl) -mans, -men. a member of a formerly nomadic people of central Asia, now living chiefly in Turkmenistan and in NE Iran
2.
the Turkmen language
adjective
3.
of or relating to this people or their language
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin Turcomannus, from Persian turkumān resembling a Turk, from turk Turk + māndan to be like
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