Tokharian

Tokharian

[toh-kair-ee-uhn, -kahr-]
noun
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Tocharian or Tokharian (tɒˈkɑːrɪən)
 
n
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
 
[C20: ultimately from Greek Tokharoi, name of uncertain origin]
 
Tokharian or Tokharian
 
n
 
[C20: ultimately from Greek Tokharoi, name of uncertain origin]

Tokharian (tɒˈkɑːrɪən)
 
n
a variant spelling of Tocharian

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