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Tokharian

[toh-kair-ee-uh n, -kahr-] /toʊˈkɛər i ən, -ˈkɑr-/
noun
1.
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Tocharian

/tɒˈkɑːrɪən/
noun
1.
a member of an Asian people with a complex material culture, sometimes thought to be of European origin, who lived in the Tarim Basin until overcome by the Uighurs around 800 ad
2.
the language of this people, known from records in a N Indian script of the 7th and 8th centuries ad. It belongs to the Indo-European family, is regarded as forming an independent branch, and shows closer affinities with the W or European group than with the E or Indo-Iranian group. The language is recorded in two dialects, known as Tocharian A and Tocharian B
Word Origin
C20: ultimately from Greek Tokharoi, name of uncertain origin

Tokharian

/tɒˈkɑːrɪən/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Tocharian
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