Khotanese

noun

Kho·​ta·​nese ˌkō-tə-ˈnēz How to pronounce Khotanese (audio)
-ˈnēs
: an Iranian language formerly spoken in the Tarim River basin of Central Asia known mainly from documents of the seventh to tenth centuries A.D.

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Khotanese was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Khotanese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Khotanese. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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