Definition of Turkmen

1. Noun. A member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas.

Exact synonyms: Turcoman, Turkoman
Generic synonyms: Turki

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Turkmenistan or its people or culture.
Partainyms: Turkmenistan

3. Noun. A republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991.
Exact synonyms: Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen
Group relationships: Cis, Commonwealth Of Independent States
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Terms within: Ashkhabad, Capital Of Turkmenistan, Kara Kum, Qara Qum, Turkestan Desert
Group relationships: Asia

4. Noun. The Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman.
Exact synonyms: Turcoman, Turkoman
Generic synonyms: Turki, Turkic, Turkic Language, Turko-tatar

Definition of Turkmen

1. Noun. A person from Turkmenistan or of Turkmen descent. ¹

2. Noun. a Turkic language of the Turkmen spoken mostly in Turkmenistan ¹

3. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Turkmenistan, the Turkmen people or the Turkmen language. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turkmen

Turkish coffees
Turkish corsair
Turkish delight
Turkish delights
Turkish lira
Turkish monetary unit
Turkish pizza
Turkish saddle
Turkish tobacco
Turkish towel
Turkmen SSR
Turkmen monetary unit

Literary usage of Turkmen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Travels in Little-known Parts of Asia Minor by Henry John Van Lennep (1870)
"That can be true, however, only of the turkmen breed which is sometimes ... We finally purchased a small turkmen horse, for which we were laughed at by the ..."

2. Impressions of Turkey During Twelve Years' Wanderings by William Mitchell Ramsay (1897)
"turkmen.—The turkmen tribes are widely scattered through Anatolia. ... Yet it is certain that turkmen villages occasionally put off the nomadic habit and ..."

3. After Empire: The Emerging Geopolitics of Central Asia edited by Jed C. Snyder (1997)
"While 90 percent of the soldiers and sergeants in the military units are turkmen, more than 90 percent of the officers are ethnic Slav. ..."

4. The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy by Sholto Percy, Reuben Percy (1826)
"... ARABS AND turkmen. Mr. Browne, the traveller, in a journey across Asia Minor, observed a very remarkable people, whom he thus describes. ..."

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