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

  • See Turkistan.

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  • proper n. The regions of Central Asia lying between Siberia to the north; Tibet (Xizang) and Xinjiang, China, modern-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran to the south; the Gobi Desert to the east; and the Caspian Sea to the west.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West

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