Turkoman

Turkoman

[tur-kuh-muhn]
noun, plural Turkomans.
1.
a member of a Turkish people consisting of a group of tribes that inhabit the region near the Aral Sea and parts of Iran and Afghanistan.
Also, Turcoman.


Origin:
< Medieval Latin Turcomannus < Persian turkmān Turkmen

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

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Turkoman
1600, from M.L. Turcomannus, from Pers. Turkman, lit. "Turk-like," from Turk + -man "like."
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