from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Ural-Altaic languages or to the peoples who speak them.
- n. See Ural-Altaic.
- n. A member of any of the peoples who speak languages of the Ural-Altaic group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to Turan.
- n. One of an extensive division of mankind, including the Mongols and allied races of Asia, together with the Malays and Polynesians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Of, pertaining to, or designating, an extensive family of languages of simple structure and low grade (called also Altaic, Ural-Altaic, and Scythian), spoken in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and in Central Asia; of pertaining to, or designating, the people who speak these languages.
- proper n. One of the Turanians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word loosely and indefinitely used to designate a family of languages, sometimes applied to the Asiatic languages in general outside of the Indo-European and Semitic families, and so including various discordant and independent families, but sometimes used especially or restrictedly of the Ural-Altaic or Scythian family.
From Persian Tūrān, Turkistan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Turan + -ian (Wiktionary)