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Turkic

[tur-kik] /ˈtɜr kɪk/
noun
1.
a family of closely related languages of southwest, central, and northern Asia and eastern Europe, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, and Yakut.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Turkic or Turkic-speaking peoples.
Also called Turko-Tatar.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; Turk + -ic
Related forms
non-Turkic, adjective
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Turkic

/ˈtɜːkɪk/
noun
1.
a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Turkish, Turkmen, Kirghiz, Tatar, etc, members of which are found from Turkey to NE China, esp in central Asia
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