Jag·​a·​tai | \ ¦jagə¦tī \
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Definition of Jagatai

1 : any of various Eastern Turkic languages: such as
a : uighur
b : uzbek
2 : the Eastern Turkic languages collectively

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History and Etymology for Jagatai

from Jagatai, region in central Asia approximately equivalent to Turkistan, from Jagatai †1242 Mongol ruler who governed it

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“Jagatai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jagatai. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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