AskDefine | Define Turkoman

Dictionary Definition



1 a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas [syn: Turkmen, Turcoman]
2 the Turkic language spoken by the Turkoman people [syn: Turkmen, Turcoman]

Extensive Definition

Turkmen or Turkoman may refer to:
  • Of or relating to Turkmenistan, a country in Central Asia, specifically:
    • Turkmen SSR, that country as a constituent republic of the former Soviet Union
    • Turkmen language, the national language of Turkmenistan
  • Turkmen people, an ethnic group speaking the Turkmen language located in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Iran
  • Iraqi Turkmen, an ethnic minority living in northern Iraq
  • Syrian Turkmen, an ethnic minority of Oghuz Turkish descent living in Syria
  • Oghuz Turks, a large branch of Turkic peoples
  • In Turkey and the former Ottoman Empire, 'Turkmen' often refers to those now called Yörük
  • Karapapaks or Terekeme, an ethnic minority living in Turkey, Iran and the South Caucasus
  • Turkoman horse, or Turkmene, an extinct breed of horse from Turkmenistan
  • Turkoman (horse), the proper name of a thoroughbred race horse
Turkoman in Finnish: Turkmeeni
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