Definition of Turkmenia
1. 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.
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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turkmenia
Literary usage of Turkmenia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"turkmenia : its boundaries, area, and surface. ... turkmenia is bounded on the north by a straight line drawn from the Caspian at ..."
2. Merv, the Queen of the World; and the Scourge of the Man-stealing Turcomans by Charles Thomas Marvin (1881)
"IN speaking of the Turcomans * and their country, I shall adopt the term of turkmenia, since it describes the people under a generic name, ..."
3. The Russian Advance Towards India: Conversations with Skobeleff, Ignatieff by Charles Marvin (1882)
"... of Servia to a kingdom —The difference between Turkestan and turkmenia—The railway to Khiva—The fate of Bokhara—The Cossack on the Oxus—Are mountains or ..."
4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"turkmenia occupies the extreme south of Soviet ... turkmenia is the lowest and driest. The principal industries arc agriculture and stock-raising, cotton, ..."
5. Reconnoitring Central Asia: Pioneering Adventures in the Region Lying by Charles Thomas Marvin (1886)
"... his travels along the Perso-Tur- coman border had impressed him with the idea that it was in Russia's power to carve a great province out of turkmenia. ..."