Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Ural-Altaic languages or to the peoples who speak them.
  • noun A member of any of the peoples who speak languages of the Ural-Altaic group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun One of the Turanians.
  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Turan.
  • noun One of an extensive division of mankind, including the Mongols and allied races of Asia, together with the Malays and Polynesians.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Persian Tūrān, Turkistan.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Turan +‎ -ian

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