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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 of Turanian
1770-1780
1770-80; < Persian Tūrān Turkestan + -ian
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  • It created the Turanian and Ganownian systems of consanguinity.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • The most recent investigations show it to have been a 'Turanian' language.

  • We now know what is meant by Indo-European; a term of, at least, equal generality with the term Turanian.

    Man and His Migrations R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
  • These Turanian tribes, at some far remote time, must have appeared in Asia Minor.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Kissing is not forbidden at all;—there is simply no impulse to kiss among the Turanian races.

  • This custom, a relic of the Turanian religion, is the origin of sorcery.

  • The very title of Tur, which they give to their supreme magistrate, indicates theft from a tongue akin to the Turanian.

    The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • One thing is certain, they belong to the Turanian family, and so are probably allied to the Basques and Etruscans.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Certain tribes whom we place in the Turanian group have all the distinctive characteristics of the white races.

  • The Neolithic culture, which we have treated of in reference to Europe only, is seen to have been of Turanian origin.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
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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